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University of Delaware researchers have helped locate two downed World War II-era aircraft off the coast of Palau

Numerous aircraft were lost in the waters of Palau, submerged for decades.

Mark Moline, director of the School of Marine Science and Policy within UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, and a colleague at Scripps Institution of Oceanography began working with the non-profit BentProp Project in 2013 to apply underwater robotics technologies in search of lost U.S. airmen.

The collaboration led to the discovery of two long-lost planes earlier this year. The mounted camera company GoPro released a video about the work on its YouTube channel today in advance of Veterans Day.

The work also is scheduled to be profiled in an upcoming segment on the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes.

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