|Official group insignia of the 79th FG USAAF that fought in North Africa|
In February of this year an oil exploration team operating in Egypt's Western Desert stumbled across an amazing find. Pictures were quickly snapped and then posted to a Polish modeling magazine.
|Curtis Kittyhawk I somewhere in the Western Desert of Egypt.|
So right now the British Ministry of Defense is trying to work with the Egyptian government to preserve this airplane and and find its pilot so the story can be finally told. They better hurry before there is nothing left of the airplane.
|Perfectly intact canopy after 70 years.|
|The canopy has now been shattered and someone has shot up the armoured windscreen.|
|P-40F Warhark with Group CO Col. Earl E. Bates. The Egyptian hieroglyphs are supposed to be the Group's number.|
Interesting footnote - The intelligence officer for 260 Sqn when Copping and his plane vanished was none other than Sir Christopher Lee who later gained fame as Dracula going against Peter Cushing as Dr. Helsing. Or when he appeared in the Lord of the Rings.