UK picture taker Steve Jones plunges Adriatic sra to offer assistance fathom puzzle of depressed WW2 aircraft in 1944

A English picture taker has made a difference tackle the enigma of a 74-year-old catastrophe at the base of the Adriatic.
Steve Jones slipped 230ft to catch this frequenting picture of a Second World War aircraft which was brought down by anti-aircraft fire amid a fight over Yugoslavia in 1944.
His shots were so capable that they were exceedingly recognized in last year’s Submerged Picture taker of the Year competition, what’s more, consequently distributed in magazines what’s more, online.
Accompanying articles said that the body of the co-pilot, US Armed force Air Compel Second Lieutenant Ernest Vienneau, was still inside the wreckage.
One of the pieces was seen by a companion of one of the individuals of the Vienneau family in America, who had never been authoritatively told what progressed toward becoming of him.
Mr Jones, 47, of Aberdare, South Wales, said: ‘I was staggered at the point when the organisers of the rivalry passed on an email from Ernest’s nephew, Robert Vienneau, who was attempting to track me down after a companion of theirs perceived the abnormal surname in the magazine. ‘I’ve been in touch with Ernest’s family ever since.
‘These pictures implied so much to them, as they had not until that point known about nor seen the last resting put of Ernest, who like so numerous others had his life cut short at a youthful age.’
Mr Jones took the photographs nearby a Croatian plunging teacher in September 2016 what’s more, strikingly recollects seeing the brought down B-17 Flying Fortification for the to start with time just off the drift of the Croatian island of Vis.
‘The airplane was in such amazing condition. It was as on the off chance that it had just landed,’ he recalled.
‘The pilot had made a talented water landing after they lost control to the last motor while attempting to arrive at Vis airfield, a put where numerous disabled planes headed for after being shot up over Europe amid the war.
‘Ernest’s body was cleared out on board as the team had no time to clear him some time recently the air ship filled with water what’s more, sank.
‘The plunge was a grave encounter as we knew Ernest’s remains were on board. The entirety encounter had a individual measurement for me as my claim granddad was a heavy weapons specialist on RAF aircraft in the Second World War.’
Second Lieut Vienneau, who kicked the bucket at the point when he was just 25, developed up in the papermill town of Millinocket in Maine what’s more, served with the 340th Aircraft Squadron, part of the 97th Aircraft Group.
Searches for his remains were directed after the war yet had been unsuccessful what’s more, his family were told as it were that he had passed on at sea, in spite of composing letters to the US Armed force inquiring for subtle elements of his death.
It was Robert Vienneau who, while living in London, found Second Lieut Vienneau’s subtle elements had been recorded at the Florence American Graveyard in Impruneta, Italy.
Robert, 76, said: ‘Ernest’s guardians composed letters to the Armed force inquiring for subtle elements of his passing yet were exhorted he was lost at ocean what’s more, not much more.
‘There have been talks about recovering his remains.
‘Should that happen, he has a grave holding up for him in Millinocket what’s more, the veterans’ gathering have concurred to have an respect protect what’s more, escort for him.’

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