The Airplanehunters.org Show
Baltic Sea Adventure
In 2015, Halifax 57 Rescue began our first expedition to Sweden where Karl met with members of SCSC, the Sweden Coast and Sea Centre. This association was comprised of underwater divers, some who had found remnants of a Halifax aircraft that has crash landed on the Baltic Sea, 10 miles off the southern coast.
It would take Karl some time to convince the
local authorities that we were an archeological
recovery group, re-building a World War II
bomber in honour of Canadian and allied
With the help of SCSC, arrangements were made and we return with our cameras in the summer of 2016. From there we met Jan Christensen and Erik Skog where we travel to Malma and received official
permission to attempt the recovery of aircraft parts.
In 1944, the plane had been on a secret mission
when it was hit by lightning. The pilot and crew
bailed out and the plane hit the water. This was the
beginning of our Sweden Recovery project.
The following 5 individual segments tell the story of our adventure in 2016.