Crashed Second World War RAF Fighter Found in Egyptian Desert

A crashed Royal Air Force P-40 Kittyhawk fighter has been found in the desert of Egypt, well-preserved by the dry heat of the Sahara.  The pilot’s remains have not been found near the craft, indicating that he, identified now as 24-year-old Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping, likely tried to walk back to his own forces, and perished in the attempt.  The fighter is a monument, in its own way, to all those brave men who died lonely deaths during the Second World War, unknown to either friend or foe.


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