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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pilots Find Wreck Of War Bomber

Russian pilots have spotted the wreckage of a World War II bomber in a thick forest in the Russian Far East, Itar-Tass said Tuesday.

The pilots from the Russian company Dalaero spotted the bomber, a B-29, in taiga near the town of Ussuriisk, north of the city of Vladivostok in Russia's Primorsky region, the news agency said quoting the company's director-general, Vladimir Safronov.

How the plane came to be there was unclear, although the agency said old-timers in the area remember tales of an American bomber that had been hit during a mission over Japan and went down near Ussuriisk as it tried to make its way to the safety of a Soviet airfield.