WW2 airplane wreck Jan Mayen

  • Tail section seen in the centre of the image

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During WW2 as today Jan Mayen, was vital for predicting the weather in Europe. With an allied foothold on the island, the German Luftwaffe was forced to fly reconnaissance flights to the region for collecting weather  data. Most likely in dense fog, the Junkers Ju 88 flew straight into one of the south western steep cliffs. The crash site remained undiscovered into the late fifties. Today the crash site is more or less untouched, with easily recognizable fuselage parts, instruments and ammunition scattered across the terrain. This must be one of few places on the planet where a treasure like this is left untouched.

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