74 Years Later, Sunken Pearl Harbor Plane Still Filled with Mystery | Live Science

A ghostly, sea-life-encrusted airplane that has been resting at the bottom of Oahu’s Kāne‛ohe Bay for three-quarters of a century was recently photographed underwater by archaeologists in Hawaii.

The U.S. Navy plane, a Catalina PBY-5 “flying boat,” went down during the first few minutes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Just before bombing the Pearl Harbor naval base, Japanese planes dropped bombs on the nearby Naval Air Station on the east coast of Oahu. The recently photographed plane was one of 27 Catalina PBY planes to be destroyed in that preliminary attack.

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