Divers find long-lost WW II bomber in Newfoundland Lake
STORY BY STEPHEN J. THORNE
On Sept. 4, 1943, Wing Commander John M. Young of the Royal Canadian Air Force was on the yoke taking off from his base in Gander, Nfld., with three crew aboard when an engine on his Liberator 589D is believed to have failed.
The B-24 aircraft of Young’s No. 10 Squadron made a slow turn and barrel-rolled into Gander Lake. No one survived. After a brief, aborted recovery effort, it was the last anyone saw of Liberator 589D for 79 years.