The Loch Ness Wellington Bomber
Wednesday, March 5th @ 3:30pm
On New Year's Eve, 1940, a twin-engine Wellington bomber was on a training mission out of Lossiemouth, Scotland, when it lost power in one of its engines. The pilot spotted a large waterway below and ditched the plane at Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. Decades later, following several years of deepwater remote sensing investigations, the bomber was raised in September 1985. This free program will trace the history of the British aircraft, its combat missions, the aircraft's recovery and restoration. The speaker will also interpret the airplane's discovery in the context of the search for the legendary "Nessie" during the decades of the 1960s-1980s, the heyday of the quest to understand the "Loch Ness monster" cryptozoological mystery. Presented by Joseph W. Zarzynski, RPA (Register of Professional Archaeologists), an underwater archaeologist who was part of the recovery operation.