||Volume 14, Issue 5, October 2007, Classic Wings Magazine
Over the years several previously extinct or very rare types have been rescued from watery graves in various degrees of completeness and condition. Unfortunately those that broke the surface in the 50s and 60s were due to the high price of scrap metal, and many were lost. By the seventies there was a growing preservation movement worldwide, which although struggling with lack of funds and a large amount of apathy, began to make some impact, and by combining resources and where possible working with authorities some significant recoveries were achieved. In this article we will take a look at some of these, concentrating solely on the multi engine bombers, which due to their size present the largest logistical problems, however they also present the largest satisfaction, that is, if they go as planned!