Underwater Graveyard Of WW2 Planes Revealed In Dramatic Images

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:24:32 UTC by Alan Duke

Underwater photographer Brandi Mueller published eerie images of aircraft sitting on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the Marshall Islands, dumped there by the U.S. military 70 years ago.

Military officials decided the surplus warplanes were too expensive to ship back to the U.S. after Japan surrendered in 1945. Instead, they were sunk in the Kwajalein Atoll.

Mueller's photos -- see the full gallery here -- include Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4U Corsairs, TBF/TBM Avengers, Helldivers, B-25 Mitchells, Curtiss C-46 Commandos and F4F Wildcats.

Lead Stories' Trendolizer picked up on the remarkable collection thanks to a Mashable story trending on social networks. To see other stories like this, scroll to see what Trendolizer's found.