Investigators find information that may shed light on WWII plane wreckage found in Ore. woodsBy AP
Friday, March 26, 2010
Clues emerging about crashed WWII plane in Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Officials investigating the wreckage of a World War II-era dive bomber found in the Oregon woods say at least three U.S. Navy planes of that type went down in that area from 1945 to 1948.
Tillamook County Sheriff Todd Anderson said Friday investigators still don’t know the origin of the wrecked Helldiver found near the now-defunct Naval Air Station Tillamook.
However, Anderson said investigators have learned at least three planes of that type went down during the final years the air station was still in operation.
He said two went down in 1945 and another in 1948.
Anderson said investigators have been getting help from people who worked at Tillamook at the time.
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