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The Recovery of Navy Planes in Lake Michigan: Locate, Lift & Restore

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Taras Lyssenko has written a new book that contains everything from mystery and adventure to government dealings and World War II history. The book documents his company’s three decades-long effort to recover World War II-era Navy planes from Lake Michigan. “The Great Navy Birds of Lake Michigan”  introduces people to the long-lost history of how U.S. Navy pilots trained and sometimes lost their lives and their planes over Lake Michigan. It also gives people an inside look at his company’s recovery and salvage efforts as well as their sometimes-contentious relationship with federal agencies. These submerged Navy planes now find themselves in muesums and public spaces around the United States.  Taras talks with host Jim Fausone of VeteransRadio.net to explain how this passion started for two Army guys and how it keeps history alive.