Recovering a Dornier 217.ZA in a French Cave

Photo of a German Dornier Do 217E-2 bomber, ca. 1942 ( Image credit U.S> Navy)
Photo of a German Dornier Do 217E-2 bomber, ca. 1942 ( Image credit U.S> Navy)
Photo of a German Dornier Do 217E-2 bomber, ca. 1942 ( Image credit U.S> Navy)

On September the 21, 2013 the BBC’s website published an interesting article written by Chris Bockman ,an independent TV reporter and producer based in the French city of Toulouse, covering the recovery of German Dornier 217.ZA.The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful version of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: “flying pencil”).

At 1,000m (3,280ft) on top of French Pyrenees 50 of the most experienced plane wreckage investigators in France are trying to retrieve the remains of the German bomber – the dreaded Dornier 217.ZA. Some 1,700 were built, but none remains intact to this day.

This particular salvage operation is intriguing, if you want to read the original article click HERE.

 

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