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Eerie Underwater Graveyard Discovered In The Deep

A World War Two aircraft graveyard has been captured by underwater photographer Brandi Mueller in 130 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean.The...

A World War Two aircraft graveyard has been captured by underwater photographer Brandi Mueller in 130 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean.

The US Second World War planes sit off the coast of the Marshall Islands, on the Pacific Ocean seabed, 70 years after they were discarded by the US Navy following victory over Japan. Transporting the planes from the Kwajalein Atol back to the States proved too costly.
 
150 war planes are scattered five miles from the remote Pacific island of Roi-Namur.
 
Eerie Underwater Deepsea Graveyard Discovered
Nature has reclaimed the planes
 
Among the aircraft languishing on the seabed are Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4U Corsair, TBF/TBM Avengers, Helldivers, B-25 Mitchell, Curtiss C-46 Commando and F4F Wildcats.
 
 
These photos show how nature is gradually reclaiming what was once a part of the Allied war effort against Japan.
 
Eerie Underwater Deepsea Graveyard Discovered
 
Brandi, a US coastguard from Wisconsin, was scuba diving off the coast of her home in the Marshall Islands when she took these photos.
 
Mueller: "I find diving [to see] the airplanes really exciting... It's a strange thing to see airplanes underwater. Shipwrecks you expect, but not airplanes."
Eerie Underwater Deepsea Graveyard Discovered
 
All media courtesy of Brandi Mueller.