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The Airplane Graveyard by Ambassador Brandi Mueller

The Airplane Graveyard by Ambassador Brandi Mueller

We're extremely proud to share the announcement of the release of a beautiful new hardcover book by Ambassador Brandi Mueller. If you're a fan of wreck diving and photography, World War II history, military aircraft, or even just interesting reading then this book is for you. It also makes a great gift!


the Airplane Graveyard by Brandi Mueller

About the Book

Extraordinary images, never before published in book form, of the forgotten American WWII Airplanes at the bottom of the Kwajalein Atoll lagoon, from award-winning underwater photographer Brandi Mueller.

At the end of WWII, around 150 American airplanes, all veterans of the Pacific war, were dumped in the lagoon of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. A master diver and superb underwater photographer, Brandi Mueller has dived to depths of 120 feet to capture rare images of these forgotten war birds, many looking as if they could still take off and return to the war-torn skies at any moment.

Encrusted in coral, these haunting aircraft are now home to a colorful array of tropical Pacific marine life, including fish, turtles, and even the occasional shark.

Discover the stories of these historic aircraft, their heroic role in the Pacific Theater of WWII, and how and why they ended up here.

In The Airplane Graveyard, Brandi takes you below the ocean’s surface to discover the forgotten remains of Douglas SBD Dauntless, Vought F4U Corsair, Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Curtiss C-46 Commando, Grumman F4F Wildcats, Grumman TBF Avengers, and an astounding eleven PBJ-1 Mitchell Medium Bombers. The haunting images are accompanied by a text that includes a historical account of the aircraft by military historian Alan Axelrod.


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Additional Reading

Brandi Mueller Ambassador Profile

Expedition | Roatan Underwater Photo Fest with Brandi Mueller

Brandi Underwater Website

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