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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

WWII Fighter Unearthed in London 

A famous incident from the Battle of Britain was Ray Holmes' ramming a Dornier bomber with his Hurricane over London after he ran out of ammo. He cut off the tail of the German bomber and bailed out before his plane crashed near Buckingham Palace. A recent excavation on Buckingham Palace Road uncovered the wreckage. While the wreckage is in really in bad shape (The fighter was doing about 350 mph when it hit) the control yoke was uncovered and presented to Mr. Holmes, who was onsite when the remais were brought to the surface.
WWII fighter dug up in London
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