The Most Amazing Underwater Photos Of WW2 Airplane Graveyard By Brandi Mueller

The Most Amazing Underwater Photos Of WW2 Airplane Graveyard By Brandi Mueller

The Most Amazing Underwater Photos Of WW2 Airplane Graveyard By Brandi Mueller

The Most Amazing Underwater Photos Of WW2 Airplane Graveyard By Brandi Mueller

The 31 year old underwater photographer Brandi Mueller has captured the planes from WWII, while she was scuba diving around 5 miles from Roi Namum in the Marshall Islands.

Brandi was born in Cameron, Wisconsin, and since she was 15 years old she was diving and later on Mueller loved to take underwater photos. She was taking some time off her job as a coast guard, when she came across these incredible findings of underwater plane wrecks from World War II.

She released her most of incredible series of these photographs, showing more than 250 lost World War II aircrafts, which are found about 130 feet under the Pacific Ocean.

Underwater Graveyard – A Breathtaking Sight

Underwater Graveyard - A Breathtaking Sight

Underwater Graveyard – A Breathtaking Sight

All these aircraft’s were pushed into the sea after the successful US Pacific Campaign of World War Two ended in victory, in August 1945.

The most incredible thing about these underwater plane wrecks is that they have remained intact. They only have some broken wings and tails, as they sit in the sand of the ocean, around 130 feet below the surface.

According to the great underwater photographer Brandi Mueller, it’s strange to see airplanes underwater, because you just expect to see only shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea but a WW2 Airplane Graveyard
that is amazing.
The amazing images show the planes surrounded by various fishes and corals, as they lie -sometimes vertically- at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Airplanes Underwater

Airplanes Underwater

Airplanes Underwater

Planes underwater include a number of historic American aircraft’s, like Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4U Corsair, TBF/TBM Avengers.

The pictures of Brandi Muller show also other allied aircraft’s, such as the Helldivers, the North American B-25 Mitchell (medium bomber), as well as the F4F Wildcats and many others.

Actually all these planes were dumped at this place approximately 70 years ago, because at that time it was too expensive to transport all these WWII planes back to the United States of America from the Kwajalein Atoll.

WW2 Airplane Graveyard

WW2 Airplane Graveyard

WW2 Airplane Graveyard

Almost 50,000 member of the American armed forces took part in this war with Japan to take the Marshall Islands. The Japanese used the surrounding islands of the lagoon ‘Truk’ as their main base to battle with the Allied US forces in New Guinea, as well as the Solomon Islands.

The American Forces defeated the Japanese at a small outpost around Marshall Islands, called Kwajelein Atoll. More specifically, the US aircraft’s bombarded in the lagoon the supply ships from Japan for several weeks before the attack, sinking most of them.

These incredible wreck vessels and WWII planes went down during a 2-day attack by the Allied forces (known also as Operation Hailstone), on 16th of February 1944, destroying cruisers, merchant ships and auxiliaries, which where severely injured the presence of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.

Today, after so many years, the warplane graveyard, which is located approximately 1,118 from Micronesia, is a magnificent underwater plane junkyard and it’s a popular site from many divers from all over the world, as various fishes invade the decayed war wreckage of airplanes WW2. 

Source: Telegraph

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