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 B17 wreck

France, Mediterranean, Corsica, Calvi

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Exact

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Latitude: 42° 34.232' N
Longitude: 8° 45.759' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

English (Translate this text in English): Location: Calvi, France.
The B17 wreck is N from the Calvi citadel, at the foot of a small green lighthouse. Easily accessible as a shore dive or use one of the numerous dive operators in Calvi who run daily trips.

How? By boat & from shore

Distance Short boat time (< 10min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name B-17, Boeing B17 American bomber

Average depth 25.0 m / 82 ft

Max depth 28.0 m / 91.9 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience CMAS * / OW

Bio interest Poor

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Dive type

- Wreck

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Photography

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 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

English (Translate this text in English): The B17 American Bomber was used during WWII (1941+). It was also named the "Flying Fortress", becauce of it's 13 machine guns!

In 1944, the B17 G "Baron" was in mission in Italy. Unfortunately, German fighters hit the Baron. Without any radio, the pilot Frank Chaplick, decide to fly to Calvi (Corsica, France). The landing strip was too short, so he decided to land on sea.

Wreck size:
- length: 23m
- wingspan: 32m

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