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Old 07-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #3390
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Update on the P-40 found in Egypt

The historians managed to track down the details on the P-40 that was found earlier in the year.

Article here

He was hundreds of miles from civilization, lost in the burning heat of the desert.
Second World War Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping took what little he could from the RAF Kittyhawk he had just crash-landed, then wandered into the emptiness.
From that day in June 1942 the mystery of what happened to the dentistís son from Southend was lost, in every sense, in the sands of time.
He must have survived the crash because one photo shows a parachute around the frame of the plane and my guess is the poor bloke used it to shelter from the sun. The radio and batteries were out of the plane and it looks like he tried to get it working.
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