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caught this on the net.  Incredible, she was recovered from Lake Michigan.

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Pretty cool to know that WW2 carrier training was happening in the Midwest here on Lake Michigan. I think this is at the Naval base north of Chicago right? No salt water really preserves the plane wow. Bring more up! There has to be more down there.

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9 minutes ago, kestrel79 said:

Pretty cool to know that WW2 carrier training was happening in the Midwest here on Lake Michigan. I think this is at the Naval base north of Chicago right? No salt water really preserves the plane wow. Bring more up! There has to be more down there.

I'm sure there many more birds in the Lake.  Indeed, as you note, no salt water.  Perfect for preserving them.

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2 hours ago, Sea Serpent said:

I’m pretty sure I’ve read somewhere that this particular plane was actually at Midway. 

Interesting, it appears 2 SBD's were pulled from Lake Michigan.  One in 1995, and another in 2009.  https://www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org/blog/our-douglas-dauntless-sbd2p/

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The Military Aviation Museum's -5 was also pulled out of Lake Michigan in '94, currently being restored to flying condition with the work split between the US (wings) and NZ (fueslage).

https://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/aircraft/douglas-sbd-5-dauntless/

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