Friday, 29 February 2008

Found after 60 years

A Ju- 52 German transport plane shot down during WWII, raised from the sea near the Aegean island of Leros.
The Greek Air Force organised the salvage operation and, surprisingly, the aircraft was relatively good condition given the fact that it remained at the bottom of the sea for a total of 60 years. It will be cleaned up and become one of the exhibits in the island's war museum.
The pilot's skeleton was found inside the aircraft and the German Embassy in Athens was notified.

Here's what it looked like before...

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