German Bomber located on Goodwin Sands


A rare German wartime bomber has been discovered on the Goodwin Sands, seventy years after it was shot down during the height of the Battle of Britain.
Shot down on 26th August 1940, the Dornier’s historical importance is immense: this is the world’s only surviving Do-17, a German aircraft type that played a crucial role in the Battle.
Since the Dornier emerged from the sands two years ago, the RAF Museum has worked with Wessex Archaeology to complete a full survey of the wreck site in preparation for the aircraft’s recovery and eventual exhibition at Hendon where it will form a centre-piece in the recently-announced Battle of Britain Beacon project.

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