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The Dornier 17: salvaging a Nazi bomber

A British museum has begun the process of lifting the only Nazi bomber to survive the World War II Blitz on London out of its shallow grave -- under 60 feet of water and shifting sands under the English Channel. Read more

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The Dornier 17 was first seen in public at Zurich in 1937.

RAF Museum

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An aerial photo of the lift platform, which will pull the Dornier from Goodwin Sands in the English Channel, preparing at Chatham.

RAF Museum

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A diver examines the port radial engine on the Dornier Do-17Z. The RAF hopes to pull the plane from the Channel in late May.

Simon Brown

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Side-scan sonar imaging provides a haunting look at the Nazi bomber, which the RAF museum plans to salvage in late May.
Port of London Authority/RAF museum

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A sonar image reveals the body of the Dornier, half buried beneath the sands of the English Channel.
Port of London Authority/RAF museum

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A Dornier 17Z of the Luftwaffe flying low over the English countryside.
RAF Museum

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A rare colour photograph of a Dornier Do 17Z in flight.
RAF Museum

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A Dornier 17 under camouflage.
RAF Museum

The Dornier 17: salvaging a Nazi bomber

A British museum has begun the process of lifting the only Nazi bomber to survive the World War II Blitz on London out of its shallow grave -- under 60 feet of water and shifting sands under the English Channel. Read more

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