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Duck boat sunk in World War II found in Italian lake
The amphibious vehicle sank in Lake Garda, killing 23 US soldiers just days before the end of the fighting in Europe. But the boat, and the remains of the soldiers, were lost until this week.
By Nick Squires | Christian Science Monitor – 8 hrs ago.. .
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Now that they’ve been found, perhaps someday the remains of these boys can come home. If not, at least we can honor them where they are.
I’m curious why they were out there in the first place. While they could handle moderate seas, I didn’t think DUKWs were ever designed for gale conditions!
US Army DUKWs landing under fire on the beaches of Anzio, Italy, 22 Jan 1944This message has been edited. Last edited by: DaleU,
Broken link on your img.
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Never rode on one but I DID get a ride one of these.
Sorry about that. Not sure what happened.
Here’s another pic that I found. Both pics came from the World War II Database >>ww2db.com<<
DUKW being swamped in heavy surf, date unknown
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I never rode in one, but I did see one while at Ft. Eustis. Also had one of those big arse hovercraft cross the road in front of me as I was driving down to the river on the back forty. Had that little truck sliding sideways trying to keep from hitting the thing!
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