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Unidentified American Crash Site (R-2800 Engine) on Yap Island
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Searching for an American Plane in a Mangrove: The following pictures show us searching for the wreckage of an American plane that crashed in a mangrove swamp near the rusted Japanese barges in the pictures. Yapese villagers said the plane crashed into the mangrove and the pilot was killed. We searched for the plane using snorkels in about 3-5 feet of water for a number of hours without success. We returned the following day and searched the land near the village. We located the engine above about a ½ mile away from the mangrove locations. It's possible the two sites are connected, however, we did not locate enough wreckage to identify the plane.
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