Discussion in 'Photo and Video' started by bulletsandballots, May 13, 2012.
May all our enemies fail to do their jobs.
Hahaha, that is one way to look at it.
this is pretty cool. this plane was flown by Canada's highest scoring living ace. they found it in the Sahara in Egypt. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Egyptian sand yields WWII plane/6611575/story.html
There's been some talk that it's shopped, anybody know?
Very cool link. Sucks it was vandalized. Hopefully there will be a conclusion to the story soon.
do you mean photoshopped? if so I'm pretty sure it's been verified and there are some museum/historic groups intending to bring it back to the UK
I do. That's awesome. Surprising that it hasn't been completely torn apart by scavengers.
It's possible that it was covered with sand, and perhaps in a part of the Sahara that few would venture to dare going to.
Didn't think about it being covered in sand. That'd make sense. Read somewhere that it was 200 miles from the nearest town/village.
from the article i linked at the top which explains why it was not found for 70 years:
O'Malley said a Google Earth view of the "chunk of desert" in which the plane was found makes clear how it could have remained undetected for 70 years.
The P-40 was probably covered in sand for much of that time, he said, only intermittently appearing at the surface of the shifting, windblown desert. "This is an entire state, a government section of Egypt that's as big as Kansas," said O'Malley. "There's nothing - absolutely nothing - out there. There'd be no reason why any-body would be wandering about there."
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Egyptian+sand+yields+WWII+plane/6611575/story.html#ixzz1umylrdIP
Thanks for the vids, I love good vet stories, I'm always looking up interesting military history videos online, if/when i find some good ones I'll post em on here. My grandad was an SS Leopoldville survivor (look it up) and was gonna post a video about it on here, but the cover up worked well and even though 800 us troops died in one attack there's still barely shit about online.
vandalized? looks like the standard 60+ year old airplane wreck
My great uncle Aubrey was killed by a German U-Boat while serving as a merchant marine cadet. He hadn't even graduated the academy yet.
The article said, "...because it appears to have suffered some vandalism damage even in the few weeks since it was found."
Saw this in the news today. Vietnam, not wwii, but still cool and long overdue. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/16/medal-honor-vietnam-hero-42-years-later/
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