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Sonar Search for the Coleman B-24 Crew (Uncle's Plane)
We teamed up with a marine biologist by the name of Brian Green and the Manta Ray Hotel dive shop manger, Jan Sledjens, to checkout some of the deeper sonar targets we could dive. Brian and Jan made deep dives to a few of the sites (200-250 feet) with us while I stopped at "about" 130 feet. I think I went a few feet beyond what I wanted to hit. Brian has the ability to use a re-breather but he was waiting for some replacement parts during our trip. Brian and Jan agreed to continue to dive my uncle's crash site location after we departed. Brian will spend some significant time diving the site at deep depths with his re-breather. Brian is very likely going to be the one who discovers my uncle's plane with his re-breather or the one-man submarines he might be bringing to Yap in the near future for his marine biology work.
In the end I truly believe that Brian and/or Jan will find my uncle's plane and the Coleman crew. I can't thank everyone (Mark, Brian, Jan, etc.) for all their help. I was so pleased to see how dedicated they were to help us during the trip and moving forward. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with this group and appreciate all the help. Please see the following pictures taken over a number of days showing our sonar search and deep diving attempts.
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Yap Island Sonar Search
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