After being hit by antiaircraft fire during a World War II bombing raid in 1944, this USAAF B-17G Flying Fortress bomber crashed on approach to a small airstrip on the island of Vis. The co-pilot was killed, but the surviving crew escaped in dinghies. The wreck is in remarkable condition and lies at 236 feet. I had only one dive, and the depth gave me very limited bottom time. I wanted to capture an image that showed the true scale of the aircraft, so I shot with natural light. Afterward, I met the family of the deceased co-pilot, which was particularly touching because they had not seen his final resting place.
WHEN TO GO April to November; water temps range from the 60s F to low 70s F in summer DIVE NOW crodive.info CROATIA
LOCATION Vis Island, Adriatic Sea
PHOTOGRAPHER Steve Jones