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Posted on Nov 9, 2010 in History News

World War II F4U-1 Corsair Pulled from Lake Michigan

Gerald D. Swick

Salvage workers recovered a World War II fighter plane from Lake Michigan on Nov. 8, 2010, some 33 miles off Waukegan, Wisconsin. The F4U-1 Corsair crashed June 12, 1943, while landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Wolverine. The salvaged wreck is rusted, its underbelly covered with zebra mussels, but otherwise in good condition, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Here’s a link to a news story and video about the Corsair being salvaged.


1 Comment

  1. There is no Waukegan WI. Just Waukegan IL about 20 mi south of the WI border.