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Here is the September, 1989 video of the Hester Lake B-24 at the bottom of the lake. Copyright 2017 and courtesy of Dr. Stephen DeSalvo and used with permission.

The video is in two parts and available either as an AVI file (can play with any video player) or as a FLV file (playable using Adobe Flash Player). The only difference will be the quality of the video if you're watching it on a large screen (AVI is better quality than FLV). Part 2 is very short in duration.

Hester Lake B-24 Part 1 AVI - FLV

Hester Lake B-24 Part 2 AVI - FLV

Most of what you see at the bottom of the lake, in about 60' of water, appears like a jumble of debris. For the inexperienced eye the most recognizable pieces are engines, propellers, an opened parachute, a .50 caliber machine gun shell, and a front tire from 463. Toward the end of the video one of the divers holds up a shoe - most likely the same shoe that Jim Moore, Frank Dodge, and Leroy Brock discovered back in 1960.

People with more experience with the inner bits of a Liberator will have more luck and skill in recognizing bits and pieces of wreckage.

 

 
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