Last Friday, the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo took delivery of an airplane that had been at the bottom of Lake Michigan for 65 years. According to, For the next three to five years, the WWII era Douglas "Dauntless" Dive Bomber will be in the restoration building at the Air Zoo, being restored for the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

By the way - I follow the Pacific Aviation Museum on Twitter. Looks like a cool museum. They already have one "Dauntless" - but you can never have TOO many dive bombers, if you ask me. Here's their other one:

Here's the full story. And, I've said it before, but - if you're an aviation nerd and you haven't been yet - go spend some time at the Air Zoo.


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