Sunday, 4 March 2012

Me 109 found in Russian Lake

This Bf 109 is known to have flown in the battle of France then the battle of Britain.
It was upgraded from its E1 spec to E7 and then flown on the eastern front by a decorated pilot Wulf - Dietrich Widowitz...
He was shot down by a Hurricane in 1942 making a forced landing  on a frozen lake.
Widowitz survived the landing but would later be killed in another crash landing.

Sinking through the ice the 109 remained there until it was raised in 2003....

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