From Recovery to Restoration [VIDEO]

From Recovery to Restoration [VIDEO]

In 2013, divers recovered the remains of a German Dornier 17 bomber that had lain underwater since it was shot down during the Battle of Britain in August 1940. This extremely rare aircraft is now being conserved at the RAF Museum in Cosford, United Kingdom. The National WWII Museum, meanwhile, displays a restored SBD-3 Dauntless dive bomber recovered by the US Navy from underwater in Lake Michigan, where it had lain since 1944. Join the RAF Museum’s Ian Thirsk and Darren Priday as they discuss with the Museum’s Seth Paridon and Ed Lengel, PhD, the challenges and excitement of recovering and preserving these historic warbirds.

Updated: June 24, 2020 — 10:39 AM
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  1. It’s extremely important to preserve if not restore Warbirds as well as other personal items from WW2,those times,WW1 and the sense that freedom isn’t free. Sadly the generation of young people now going into their twenties have no care about the extreme sacrifices made by uncountable numbers of people in the past century.With much hope restored and preserved aircraft will be an avenue to guide young people to be more aware of the importance of the issues of the world around them.

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