Lake Garda, Italy

October 2018

In 2004 ProMare led an expedition to Lake Garda, Italy to locate the remains of 25 US Servicemen lost in 1945, just days before WWII ended, when their amphibious truck overturned, drowning all hands aboard except for one survivor. We have not found this site at the time, but a group of local Italian of volunteer divers, Gruppo Volontari del Garda located the vehicle in 2011. In 2018, our researchers returned to Lake Garda Garda assisting the local authorities in their efforts to monitor and preserve this important military grave site. After a few successful dives using a manned submersible, the site was relocated and investigated by our scientific team, members of local preservation groups, government representatives, and historical researchers.