9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6497 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.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6359 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.
connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6128 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...
9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5676 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.
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