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May 26, 2013

We have been diving on a series of ships sunk by U.S. Army General Billy Mitchell in the early 1920’s to demonstrate the power of military aircraft. Here is a link to a background on the “Billy Mitchell Fleet” and the archaeological research being conducted on the Deepwater Canyons cruises by Chief Archaeological Scientist of the cruise and Professor of History and Underwater Archaeology at the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Rod Mather:

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/13midatlantic/background/marinearch/marinearch.html

Also, for your viewing pleasure, here are two videos showing footage of some of the bombing tests:

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