On the early morning of February 17th, 1944, at the height of the war in the Pacific, United States Naval forces launched a daring air raid, codenamed "Operation Hailstone", on the Japanese military stronghold of Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. As a result of the raid more than 270 Japanese planes were destroyed and 50 ships sent to the bottom of the lagoon.
More than 65 years later the Shipwrecks of Truk have become a mecca for sport divers. They travel from around the world to witness first hand these underwater relics both steeped in history and enriched with magnificent marine life that is a wonder to behold.
Trucks and Tanks and Bull Dozers that never saw any action have been slowly dissolving since they went to the bottom.
The following is a few videos of what remains of the cargo.