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In search of American WW2 pilots missing off Corsica

Divers from the French military are operating with a US company to get well the stays of American World War Two pilots from the seabed off the east coast of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica.

A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has been helped through the French army divers to search the wrecks of downed fighter planes.

DNA research on recovered stays can be utilized to spot US pilots who’ve up to now been indexed as missing in motion.

A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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These photos display French army divers from the FS Pluton M622 military de-mining send, swimming above the damage of a USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter airplane, which crashed in 1944.

A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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The DPAA’s undertaking is to account for missing Americans from previous conflicts courting again to World War Two. Where imaginable, it returns stays to households and gives an army funeral.

A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims on July 2, 2018, above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims on July 2, 2018, above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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The French divers and the DPAA additionally accumulated fragments from the airplane for research.

They are observed under examining portions of a airplane at the deck of the FS Pluton M622, which is based totally within the southern French port of Toulon.

An American officer inspects fragments of a plane on the deck of the French FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship

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DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) staff look for DNA and clews on wire screens on the French army mine clearance expert boat Pluton

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A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims on July 2, 2018, above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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A French military diver member of the FS Pluton M622 navy de-mining ship, swims on July 2, 2018, above the wreck of an USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt (Warthog) US fighter plane

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