My name is Paul Birdseye... Retired British Expat living in the Philippines... I am a keen SCUBA diver and often dive with Johan out of Johan's Dive Resort on Baloy Beach, Subic Bay. Johan scans with a small side-scan sonar and my buddy Chris and I dive and document any interesting hits... I was one of the three divers who "found" the AD-5Q Skyraider a couple of years back. (A once in a lifetime experience, or so I thought.) That site has since been well documented and frequently dived by Johan's and other center's here in Subic. A few weeks back Chris and I found what I believe to be a Japanese Torpedo Bomber...It is very confusing... it's upside down and I can't see any wheels (but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.) The broad intake on top of the engine looks like an Aichi B7A, but the wings seem too "straight" .. the belly air intake is tapered upwards and looks like a D4Y4 but I'm open to any input.. It might not even be Japanese.... I reached out to Paul T at "J-Hangarspace.jp" and to Justin at "Pacificwrecks.com" and they are looking at the videos I posted. I have uploaded a couple of "unlisted" video's of the wreck on YouTube... Could someone advise as to where it would be appropriate to post an inquiry and the links so interested members can take a look?
Thank you.... and I look forward to reading, learning and hearing everyone's ideas.
All the best