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Topic: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: 9MMPQ
Posted 2012-05-11 00:28:55 and read 6284 times.

Found this interesting piece of news this morning. A Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was found in Egypt after it was last seen in 1942. Found this on several sites but the Daily Mail appears to have the best pictures.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...hara-desert.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Pretty amazing to see.

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: KC135TopBoom
Posted 2012-05-11 07:43:08 and read 6146 times.

Reminds me of the B-24D "Lady Be Good" (41-24301) found in the desert in Lybia in 1958. She got lost returning to North Africa on 4 April 1943 from a bombing mission to Naples, Italy. In 1960 the USAF set out to find the remains of the crew, who walked to the north after parachuting before the crash. Eventually remains of 8 of the 9 crewmembers aboard her were found by the US Army, USAF, and British oil exploration teams.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_(aircraft)

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: 9MMPQ
Posted 2012-05-12 02:28:04 and read 5950 times.

Thank you for sharing that one, it's a similar fascinating read.

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: connies4ever
Posted 2012-05-12 04:33:05 and read 5915 times.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Reminds me of the B-24D "Lady Be Good" (41-24301) found in the desert in Lybia in 1958

That was the first thought I had when I heard about this story. Poor sod probably thought he'd be rescued, but when no help came went for a hike. Dehydration in that climate doesn't take long to set in...

RIP.

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: Pu
Posted 2012-05-12 09:48:10 and read 5812 times.

Does anyone have the coordinates? I'd like to find the area on Google maps.

Pu

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: GST
Posted 2012-05-12 14:11:14 and read 5741 times.

Quoting Pu (Reply 4):

Given the desire to protect the aircraft from scavengers, I expect the coordinates are secret for now.

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: canoecarrier
Posted 2012-05-12 14:44:13 and read 5727 times.

There's some video of the plane shot I assume when they discovered it. Those were some great photos in that Daily Mail link. Much better than what was shown on the US morning news shows here.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=62d_1336753406

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: 9MMPQ
Posted 2012-05-13 14:38:43 and read 5463 times.

I saw the news pop up on several site but most had little or no pictures so i was pretty amazed to find the ones the Daily Mail had online. Suppose most media didn't consider it an item so figured i'd share my find.

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: WingsFan
Posted 2012-05-14 13:50:06 and read 5218 times.

Some more pictures and links to videos at this site.

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNe...nal-Kittyhawk-HS-B-Discovered.aspx

Topic: RE: Cutiss P-40 Warhawk Found In Egypt
Username: 9MMPQ
Posted 2012-05-15 06:25:59 and read 5078 times.

Quoting WingsFan (Reply 8):
Some more pictures and links to videos at this site.

Thanks for the share !


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