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    Will be interesting to see how this pans out.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22380915

    What I can't get from the report is whether the two dead crew are still inside.
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Would it be considered a war grave then? Genuine question.
    " I will not have my fwiends widiculed by the common soldiewy"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SpudGunner View Post
      Would it be considered a war grave then? Genuine question.
      it should be, which means that it would be very difficult to get permision to raise it or interfere with it in any way - it is however possible that the two crew who died were recovered when the aircraft crashed (the RAF would have been looking for communications, bomb aiming and reece equipment), and would probably have done some exploration of the wreck at the time if only to discover of the bombs had gone and therefore if they needed to be destroyed.

      given that its the RAF Museum who are doing the recovery, i would imagine that its being done properly - its also possible that the families, assuming the two crew are still in the wreck, have asked for their remains to be recovered.

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      • #4
        Cheers. Was wondering about that. It wasn't mentioned at all so I reckon you're spot on with recovery at the time.

        " At the German Technical Museum in Berlin,they have considerable experience of raising WWII planes from water" brought a smile though.

        The Do.17 was a lovely old bus.
        " I will not have my fwiends widiculed by the common soldiewy"

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        • #5
          Latest from the BBC with some video footage...

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-22411430

          Had more time to look for info re the crew...the bodies of the two deceased crew members washed ashore...

          http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/...servation.aspx
          'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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          • #6
            Latest news on this project...

            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22752625
            'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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            • #7
              The floating crane is back in Ramsgate; saw it this morning. The rumour in the port is that ther will be another attempt this week to raise the aircraft

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              • #8
                WWII Dornier bomber raised from English Channel

                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22846645

                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22848117
                Last edited by Orion; 10 June 2013, 19:21. Reason: add link

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                • #9
                  Latest update on this project...

                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25665313
                  'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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