The B-17

The B-17

Calvi, February 14, 1944.

“That’s how I put the B-17 on the sea, very close and facing the citadel of Calvi. The plane did not break during the operation and floated for a few minutes, which allowed us to evacuate, except for the 3 machine gunners killed during the attack and whose bodies sank with the wreckage.”

Second Lieutenant Chaplick.

Today, the wreck of the American bomber B-17 is one of the most beautiful to visit.

It lies upright and on the sand at a depth of only 27 metres at the foot of the citadel of Calvi.