In February 1944 a dozen Boeing B-17 flew from a military base in southern Italy, to attack the railway junction in Verona. During the impressive size and firepower, these aircraft during the war, called – 'Forts'. This morning, attacking link 'fortresses', escorting several squadrons of fighter planes. Pilot of one of Boeing, was a pilot Frank Chaplik. (Similarly see: financial planner). On the way to Verona, 'fortress' suffered violent attacks of German fighters. Plane Chaplik got a few holes and was cut off from the main Allied forces. Among the crew there were dead and wounded. And soon the 'fortress' in general has lost the opportunity to defend against the onslaught of the enemy, because they were all killed gunners and machine-gun turret is damaged.
In addition to all the trouble, one of the engines failed. Frank Chaplik took probably the only right decision at the time – to flee. B-17 headed toward the Corsica, to land at the airport of Calvi. In July 2007, a small motor boat came out of the marina Italian yacht club and headed to the port of Calvi. On board the yacht five divers.
Their goal – finding and photographing of objects times World War ii, sunk in the Mediterranean Sea Luck is not in a hurry to the pilot of the rescue. After a risky trip to the island, Frank is aware that the runway airport is too short for his plane. Having made several attempts to get into the lane ended in failure, Chaplik decides to land the plane on the water.