A P-40 Is Found In The Sahara Desert, But Are The Remains Those Of The Pilot?

A P-40 Is Found In The Sahara Desert, But Are The Remains Those Of The Pilot? | World War Wings Videos

An Amazing Find, But The Whole Investigation Seems Botched

In 2012, a team of oil explorers were canvassing the Sahara Desert and stumbled upon what could be considered one of the biggest finds from World War II. A well preserved P-40 RAF Kittyhawk laid on the desert floor, all its instruments and ammo in place. As you’ll see in the footage, the serial numbers are perfectly legible and documentation points back to Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping who was flying it from one base to another to get it fixed. He flew out in 1942 and never reached his destination.

This story has been unfolding for about three years now, however, no definite answers have been found to date as to whether or not the remains found are actually those of Sergeant Dennis Copping.

After the plane was discovered 70 years later, a piece of a parachute and about 15 human bones were discovered about 3 miles away from the wreckage. Copping’s nephew was notified of the find and wholeheartedly pursued the matter. After some time, the Ministry of Defense told him that the remains are not those of his uncle, however, facts about them not even testing the remains surfaced, stirring up anger within the family.

As of now, two British historians and an anatomist took it upon themselves to give closure to the family, but results are yet to be revealed. The family is waiting to this day.

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