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World War II Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara, shedding light on pilot's fate

by Laura Domela

May 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM

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A remarkably well-preserved fighter plane that crashed in the Sahara Desert during World War II has been found 70 years later, shedding new light on the pilot's struggle to survive.

The American-made Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk was discovered by a Polish oil worker, Jakub Perka, who was exploring the desert in Egypt, The Telegraph newspaper reported. It was about 200 miles from the nearest town.
via NBC World News

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