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Japanese Zero off Dgte airport?

Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by ViperACR, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. jellyfish

    jellyfish DI Forum Patron

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    waste of time ? who decides: diver or non-diver ?

    I have to assume, based on your reaction, that you haven't dived a lot to wrecks (ships/airplanes). There are still many planes (even small 'one-sitters') on the bottom of the sea not covered by the sand. Yes, some are fully covered because of the sometimes strong undercurrent. Some are the one week invisible (covered) and show up the next week. In the North Sea (between England and the Netherlands) I have experienced this phenomenon. So it may be IYHO a fantasy ..... experienced divers will have other opinions and have had the luck often enough to see those reliques from the wars.
    Take a deep breath Melvin and stay a life on the runway
     
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    OK, I don't dive, and certainly don't know the conditions here. But My cousin has dived, diven? at Truck Islands, and there is tons of visible WW2 stuff. Yes sometimes you have to look twice at his pictures to see the plane or tank or whatever, but it is there.

    I am intersted in the WW2 sites, artifacts, and more importantly as an historian, I am very intersted inthe specific story of DMGTE during the war. I went to the exhibit at Silliman and was disapointed with the lack of any real info. I already learned more from this thread!
     
  3. Chuck the Canuck

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    RHB...Go to Shakeys on the Boulevard and ask for a waiter named Gino. He has done lots of digging up at "The Lookout" . You need to go up to Valencia to the "museum" there. I use quotation marks cause quite frankly, I think it's more of a place to buy artifacts or alleged artifacts at hyper inflated prices. Gino has actually dug a few skeletons out of the mud amongst a lot of hardware and keeps getting burned by dealers, including the "museum" when he disposes his booty. I'm surprised nobody told you to go up there yet to The Look out, given your interests. That's where it all happened. The main battle that is. It's a spectacular panorama of all the islands for maybe even a couple hundred KMs. You'll understand why it was so strategically important when you get there. Gino can set you up with a ride quite reasonably priced. It's a very difficult road. Bring a banana for the poor caged monkey up there please.
     
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    interesting thread

    I hope indeed somebody can find out more about the existence of a Jap airplane wreck near the runway. I heard it for the first time here on the forum. RHB, if you get other info during your searches I hope you will share it with us. Thanks.
     
  5. Rhoody

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    WW2 metal would be visible, even in the sand ... maybe Melvins Briggs & Stratton 3 1/2hp Lawnmower would be gone after 60+ years.... he just tried to sell it in Augunst with another Name here on the board. He had many posts under his old name, (the same kind) and nobody paid attention, so pls dont jump on that boat now.... as long his useless posts are not longer than 2 lines we smile and let it go... If you dont wanna see his posts, use the ignore function, or use the reputation tool.
    When he sees he has no success (like in his real life, even he really believes the things he is talking about... poor soul) he will be quiet and will try it with another name again...
    so let's do this lonely guy a favour and answer his posts with a nice " thank you, Melvin" it makes him happy and we have done our good work for the day

    Rhoody
     
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    ROODY,

    ????? I expect that kind of behavior from me sometimes, but not from a moderator.
     
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    Hello again..I was the one that started this thread, and I know Gino btw. If fact I called him about a month ago during his shift at Shakey's just to say Hello..

    Anyway, when I was at the Dive Korea(?) shop, formerly just outside of Dgte airport maybe 3yrs ago, I asked among other things, about the Zero off the end of the runway.

    The guys said it was out there, apprx 200' down, and for the most part covered by silt.
     
  8. Melvin Tinklehopper

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    :cool:

    Hahahahaha!

    Rumor control runs wild
     
  9. jellyfish

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    Thanks for the advice Rhoody !

    Rhoody, I do understand now why you posted your advice to us regarding that person with the big Chinees Sawing Motor. I´m gonna block that name.
    Bye and good luck with all your resting :rolleyes: friends MTH
     
  10. RHB

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    I really have not sought out any info yet, just mused to myself, you know how everyday stuff intervenes. Been here almost 2 years and ashamed to say have not made it even to the shrine yet. So, now I have a quest, just to catch up with you guys.
    A note on Zeros, the ones with wings. Mostly wood fabric and light aluminum, there would be little recognizble I think at only 200' down.
    On the ground in the tropical climate, you would have to be lucky, or know the spot to look after 60+ years. The engine block, prop, guns, landing gear perhaps the only sizable parts, and small metal parts.
    An old friend of mine researches WW2 aircraft wrecks all over the world, He salvages and supplies restoration groups. The only ocean wrecks of any value come from very deep where the temps are very low, retarding deterioration. andthese are metal aircraft, not wood.
    FYI
    I have done some backyard archaeology, and even in north america in a temperate climate, a wagon left to rot will dissapear from site in less han 50 years, digging will reveal only the metal fittings and small amounts of wood. You need a metal detector to find it.

    Was part of a pre columbian (500+ years) dig on an ancient Native American site. finding only, shards of pottery and stone implements, arrow heads after so long. There houses were wood "long houses" no remains of those of course.
     
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