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Talk will explore B17 bomber on Foyle seabed 24.02.17

THE story of how a World War Two bomber aircraft ended up on the seabed of Lough Foyle will be explored at a special event at the Tower Museum, Derry, next week.
Expert diver Danny Keenan will deliver a talk about how he, along with fellow divers from the Inishowen Sub Aqua Club, discovered the wreck of ‘The Meltin’ Pot’ B17 bomber between Greencastle and Magilligan in 2001.
The aircraft crash landed on the local waters on September 5, 1942 and the crew, led by Captain Curt Melton, survived by walking onto the wing.
They were rescued by locals from nearby Magilligan Point before the aircraft sank to the bottom of the Lough. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock said: “This is a fascinating local history story and Thursday night’s talk is a great opportunity to explore another significant event in our local maritime history and view some of the associated artefacts for yourself."
A wartime photo of Captain Curt Melton whose plane lies at the bottom of Lough Foyle.
The talk will be held on Thursday March 2, 2017 at 7pm. To register e-mail tower.reception@derrystrabane.com or call 048 71372411. To read more about The Meltin' Pot, click here .
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