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RAF Museum Hopes to Display P-40 Found in the Sahara

Sahara P-40

November 20, 2013 - The Royal Air Force Curtiss P-40 fighter from World War II discovered in the Sahara Desert in May 2012 has been retrieved and secured at an undisclosed location, according to a report from the Royal Air Force Museum.

Warbird News reports this week that Andrew Simpson, curator at the museum's department of aircraft and exhibits, stated, "The aircraft has now been retrieved from the desert and relocated to secure storage. At the present time we are continuing to work with the Egyptian authorities (via the British Embassy in Cairo) to receive the Kittyhawk for exhibition at Hendon. At this stage of proceedings there is no additional information to report."

The plane crashed in June 1942 and remained intact and untouched for seven decades. Read the original report of the plane's finding.


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