Recovery of World War II Naval Aircraft from Aquatic Crash Sites
Sponsored by Spokane Society
AIA Society Event: Spokane
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 6:30pm
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
2316 W. 1st Ave
Spokane WA 99201
John Dorwin, Eastern Washington University Using photographs, both vintage and recent, this lecture will include discussion of the background of crashed naval aircraft as archaeological sites, the training program that prepared 18,000 naval pilots for carrier duty, and the recovery of three examples of aircraft which crashed during such training, including an SBD-2 Douglas Dauntless, and F6F-3 Grumman Hellcat, and an F4U-1 Vought Corsair from the freshwaters of Lake Michigan.