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AIR-4: WWII Cockpit

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HURL Artifact No. AIR-4 *Denotes approximations and speculations
Name: Unknown Lost: Unknown
Artifact Type: Aircraft Wreckage Found: 30-Aug-2001
Nationality: Unknown Dive No: PIV-022
Class or Make: *Fighter Location: Defensive Sea Area
Model: Unknown Depth (m): 370m
Purpose: *Air Combat HURL crew: Kerby, Holloway, Gudes
Serial Number: Unknown Additional Dives:
Built/Launched: *WW II Era
Length: *8'
Width: *8'
Height: *5'
Circumstance of Loss: *Crashed Crew Personnel/Position: Unknown
Reason of Loss: Unknown Crew Survivals/Fatalities: Unknown
Artifact History: Unknown
Artifact Condition: Body consists of the cockpit and a portion of the wing. The engine is missing as it all of the upper portions of the cockpit. Everything aft of the wing is also missing. Damage hints of a crash but could also have been dumped.
Additional Information: This aircraft body is 120m away from an engine. A wing and other aircraft parts are 65m away. It is therefore very likely all from the same plane. (See AIR-5 & AIR-7). It is possible that this plane is from a mid-air collision of two Hellcats (See AIR-9) or even possibly a Japanese Zero from the attack on Pearl Harbor.