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Offline B24

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Coordinate Aereo Adriatico
« il: 28 Dic 2010, 19:54:50 »
Mi è stato dato da un pescatore un punto GPS in cui si dice ci sia un aereo qualcuno mi sa dire qualcosa senza che mi metta a cercare magari inutilmente? Non vorrei fosse quello del P47 recuperato la scorsa estate!! 45° 19' 940 Nord  12° 32' 500 Est
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Max

Offline dino

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Re: Coordinate Aereo Adriatico
« Risposta #1 il: 29 Dic 2010, 14:02:23 »
Ciao B-24, le coordinate che hai riportato sono terribilmente vicine a quelle ove fu incocciato nelle reti del peschereccio "padre Pio" il P-47 poi portato a Chioggia (vedasi topic su "Il bar è aperto"...se la memoria non mi inganna...) e che venne anche pubblicizzato in un artioclo nel sito www.usafe.af.mil.

Tieni presente che, poco tempo dopo, sempre in analogo punto, lo stesso peschereccio si ritrovò nelle reti una semiala, con tanto di carrello, appartenente sempre a un P-47, del quale postai alcune foto. Non si trattava però dello stesso aereo, ma evidentemente di due differenti.

Ti riporto di seguito l'articolo che ho sopra menzionato. Ciao.

11/17/2009 - Chioggia, Italy -- If you've ever gone fishing or know someone who has, you've probably told or heard your fare share of stories about "The one that got away."

On the early morning hours of May 12, 2009, two Italian fishermen aboard the "Padre Pio" returned to the fishing port city of Chioggia, Italy following a day at sea on the Adriatic. As one would expect from fishermen, they had a story to tell. Only this one wasn't about a ficticous fish that eluded them at sea, it was about their 'catch of the day,' and could prove it.

Unsure on what they had entangled in their net, Filippo Salvagno, owner of the Padre Pio, said he was sure it wasn't the squid they were fishing for.

While their 'catch of the day' won't find it's way onto any dinner table or restaurant menu, it did cause local Italian and U.S. Air Force aviation enthusiasts and historians mouth's to water once they learned of the 60-something-year-old 'Jug' that had been recovered from the bottom of the Adriatic Sea.

Once a popular diving spot for scuba divers, their catch, or find, is believed to be a section of a P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II Army Air Force fighter aircraft that's been lying on the bottom of the Adriatic since the mid 1940's, said Andrea Anesini, President of the Aeroclub "Ferrarin" in Thiene, during a symbolic Nov. 14 ceremony held on the Chioggia fishing docks. An engine, believed to be that from this wreckage has also been recovered.

Following the ceremony, the wreckage is going to Bassano del Grappa, Italy where the Ferrarin will spend the next two years trying to restore as much of the 'Jug' as possible.

Mr. Anesini said he hoped by the completion of the restoration project that his aero club will find clues that will lead to the identity of the pilot who was lost more than 60 years ago and bring closure to the family.

Col. Patrick Miller, 31st Operations Group commander, the Italian Port Authority in Chioggia, and several other Italian distinguished visitors from the Veneto Region and towns of Thiene and Chioggia attended the ceremony as well as other family and friends of everyone involved.

During the ceremony, Colonel Miller thanked everyone involved and for hosting the ceremony.

"We appreciate being invited out to be a part of this ceremony," said Colonel Miller. "We thank you for the respect you've shown to this wreckage and your consideration for the lost pilot, and the plans you have to find out the serial number and to identify the pilot. I can assure you we will do what we can to assist you in that endeavor."

Mystery Catch
The Padre Pio crew said they netted the heavy load while out on a routine fishing expedition near Porto di Piave Vecchia at cordinates 45 degree 20.333 minutes north latitude and 12 degrees 44.936 minutes east longitude.

To the recreational fisherman who casts a line from the dock of a lake or from a fishing pier, a catch so big that can't be reeled in by oneself would most certainly highten one's curiousity on what's on the other end of the line.

For Mr. Salvagno, a native of Chioggia who's been fishing recreationally and professionally for the past 30 years, he said he was more worried about the new fishing net he had wrapped around this 'whopper' of a catch, than the catch itself.

In an attempt to recover the new fishing net and to keep from causing further damage to the equipment and boat itself, Mr. Salvagno said they opted to drag the mystery catch back to the port versus cutting the line and leaving the net in the water.

While the Padre Pio crew is credited with recovering what's believed to be a part of the fuselage, right wing with landing gear, and a small part of the left wing, Mr. Salvagno said the find actually cost his fishing business approximately 30,000 euro in damages to his equipment and boat and in lost wages as his boat was not operational for nearly three weeks.

Republic P-47 Facts
Affectionately nicknamed "Jug," the P-47 was one of the most famous AAF fighter planes of World War II. Although originally conceived as a lightweight interceptor, the P-47 developed as a heavyweight fighter and made its first flight on May 6, 1941. The first production model was delivered to the AAF in March 1942, and in April 1943 the Thunderbolt flew its first combat mission -- a sweep over Western Europe. Used as both a high-altitude escort fighter and a low-level fighter-bomber, the P-47 quickly gained a reputation for ruggedness. Its sturdy construction and air-cooled radial engine enabled the Thunderbolt to absorb severe battle damage and keep flying. During WWII, the P-47 served in almost every active war theater and in the forces of several Allied nations. By the end of WWII, more than 15,600 Thunderbolts had been built.


Offline B24

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Re: Coordinate Aereo Adriatico
« Risposta #2 il: 29 Dic 2010, 18:22:13 »
OK Dino grazie per l'info. Allora il P47 portato a riva a Chioggia è lo stesso dei dati del pescatore, fu trovato circa 15 anni fa da una persona a me nota e mi ero dannato l'anima insieme al vecchio comandante di Istrana ora Gen. Franco Marsiglia per portarlo a riva per il restauro ma senza esito positivo. Poi per cause varie gli fu asportato il motore che è rimasto per anni in mezzo alle gondole nei magazzini della MM a Venezia fino a che è stato recuperato da Versolato e credo sia ancora adesso in un hangar dell'ex aeroporto...sic!!! di Vicenza. Cercherò di farmi dare da chi lo aveva visto per la prima volta tutta la storia su aereo e pilota che anni fa era ancora in vita: magari mi faccio dare anche qualche foto. Per la precisione anni fa il P47 era rovesciato e gli mancava solo il piano di coda che presubilmente si era staccato nell'impatto oppure asportato da qualche rete. Sarà mia premura informarvi
Saluti
B24

 


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