Boeing B-17, Flying Fortress


The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps.

Initially sent to drop bombs on Vienna from a base in Italy in November 1944., target got changed due to circumstances to Maribor, where it got hit and had to make a landing at the Island Of Vis, where it crashed into the Adriatic some 150m from the south shore.

The Dive

The wreck lies at 72m in a sandy ground, in almost perfect condition. Visibility at the dive site is usually very good.
GPS coordinates are 43°01,033’N, 16°13,078’E
Depth: 65 – 72 m
Suitable for: Technical dive site, only for very experienced divers.

B-17 is one of the top dive sites in Croatia.

  • Listing categories Dive Sites, Technical Diving Sites, Wrecks
  • Location Vis

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