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Old 2nd June 2012, 21:05
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Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Hi guys!

I just wanted to share the news from Norway this afternoon.

After nearly 70 years at the bottom of the sea, a ultra rare Heinkel He 115 B-C, the iconic Luftwaffe seaplane, has been successfully rescued from the sea.

Lost on December 28th 1942, due to a damaged float (parts of the aircraft, one engine and floats were disassembled before it sank), the 1./906 aircraft has now been taken ashore in astonishing condition.

A million thanks to Arnt-Espen Skipnes for the photos

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Ahhh... but I have seen the holy grail! And it is painted RLM 76 all over with a large Mickey Mouse on the side, there is a familiar pilot in front of it and it has an Erla Haube!

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Old 2nd June 2012, 21:13
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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Loss record:

http://www.aviationhistory.no/ref_db...?lossid=157549

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Old 2nd June 2012, 21:24
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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Andreas, thanks for posting this one looks in remarkable condition, the waters of Norway have provided some rare treasures,

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Old 3rd June 2012, 01:01
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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Thanks to Clint Mitchell over on LEMB, here are two short videos of this great event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7up8w4mvWU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKR6M...layer_embedded

The conservation state is truly amazing...
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Old 3rd June 2012, 02:54
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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Almost unbelivable how good it looks, that brings back from history one very rare type. Wow!
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Old 3rd June 2012, 12:31
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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Just Fantastic!

Here is a link from a other forum showing some close pictures from the salvaging.
One picture shows some kind of art drawing , anybody seen that before ?

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtop...?f=49&t=188233

Link with a little film :

http://www.aftenbladet.no/nyheter/lo...l#.T8sgslKa-GU

The a/c is said to be dismantled in 5 parts, then it will be laid in big fresh water tanks for about 2-3 years in an attempt to get all of the salt off.

It looks great doesn`t it
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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Separate video link here:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ace_1338726717

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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Wow!

What a wonderful find, and great salvage work. Would love to see this fully restored in due course .

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He-115 Recovery - VERY NICE!!!

Heinkel 115 salvaging outside Sola/Norway
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Re: Heinkel He 115 WNr 2398 emerges from the sea near Stavanger

Found som mor info about the Service life of the aircraft at Historisches MarineAricive done by Axel Kleckers

StammKennZeichen BH + AM

Chronic:
juni 1940 E-stelle Travemunde Torpedoversuche

August 1941 Fluzeugfurerschule C17
August 1942 stationiert in putnitz
September 1942 bei 1 kustenfliegergruppe 906 Bilefjord / Tromsø
Sept Bruch by sola

KTB Gen.d.Lw.b.Ob.D.M.O.Qu.

Is there anyone how can suply with mor information now as the StKezeichen is known?

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