Since the american aircraft carrier USS Hornet sank in a battle under 2. world war ii, there has been great mystery about where the ship is buried.
That mystery has now been solved.
on Tuesday it was as advertised, the USS Hornet has been found by the company, Vulcan Inc., founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
a Good five kilometers below the surface in the south Pacific near the Solomon islands is the legendary ship from the 2. world war now and resting.
It is not the first time that the team behind the discovery find famous ships. In march last year, a second american aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington, found by the same research team.
The 26. In October 1942, the USS Hornet sunk by japanese attacks during the battle of Santa Cruz islands. On board the ship was 2200, and 140 of them died that day.
Richard Nowatzki was one of those on board the ship when it sank. Today he is 95 years, and, in particular, a detail he remembers, when he sees the footage of the USS Hornet at the bottom of the sea.
- If you go down and look in my closet, there is 40 dollars. Them you must like to get, says Richard Nowatzki of the interviewer in the video at the top of the article.
the USS Hornet is known to launch the Doolittle raid against Tokyo and other japanese areas in april 1942, and expose the japanese weaknesses, only four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.