Second World War bomber recovered from Channel

Second World War bomber recovered from Channel

A German bomber shot down off the coast of Kent in the Second World War has been lifted from the English Channel after more than 70 years. The Dornier 17 plane, believed to be the only surviving intact example of the aircraft, will be restored at a site in Shropshire before going on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London.

Peter Dye, director general of the museum, said: "The RAF museum has worked extremely closely with SeaTech [the dive company involved in the project] throughout this process, and both organisations remain determined to complete this challenging task and see the Dornier safely recovered as planned and delivered to the museum's conservation centre for preservation and public exhibition".

 

 

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