An Italian fisherman hunting for Octopus in the Adriatic Sea found the remains of a World War II-era P-47. Stars and Stripes reports that Filppo Salvagno netted something in 65-feet of water that he couldn’t raise but slowly dragged back to port. No remains were found with the wreckage, and most markings appear to be gone, but a local aviation enthusiasts group plans to try to restore the aircraft. The Stripes also reports that the fighter’s engine may have been found earlier and is at a Vicenza airfield.
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.