Amazing collection of photos showing more than 150 lost World War Two aircraft 130-feet under the Pacific Ocean has been recently released.
A 31-year-old, Brandi Mueller, from Cameron, Wisconsin, captured the planes while scuba diving around five miles from Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands.
Mueller took time off from her coastguard job to teach scuba diving when she come across this incredible find.
She told MailOnline: ‘They call it the “Airplane Graveyard” – they aren’t war graves or planes that crashed. They were planes that were taken out over the reef and pushed off intact after the war ended.
‘For me, diving on airplanes, especially World War Two airplanes is really unique. Diving on shipwrecks seems normal, you expect ships to have sunk.
‘But seeing planes underwater is strange, planes don’t belong in the water, they belong in the sky, so it feel weird to dive on them. But amazing and special too. And because these planes didn’t sink because of the war they are special.
‘They should have flown more, lived longer, but they were sunk in perfect condition.’
The awesome find reveals historic American aircraft including Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4U Corsair, and TBF/TBM Avengers, as well as Allied aircraft including Helldivers, B-25 Mitchell, Curtiss C-46 Commando and F4F Wildcats.
Daily Mail writes:
The planes would have been dumped into the ocean off of aircraft carriers and transport ships after the successful Pacific Campaign ended in victory for the US in August 1945.
They would have arrived onto the Marshall Islands during the battle of Kwajalein that raged from January to February 1944 as the US Marines and Navy conducted their ambitious ‘island hoping’ strategy to defeat Japan.
Almost 50,000 members of the US armed forces took part in the battle to take the Marshall Islands from Japan and from there could strike at Guam and eventually the Japanese mainland itself.
The battle for the control of Midway was one of the defining battles in World War Two.
The Allies had been fighting the Empire of Japan, which had crippled the American Pacific fleet with its attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.