German Dornier bomber raised from English Channel

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The Dornier is the only example left in the world Credit: RAF Museum

The Dornier bomber, shot down over the Kent coast more than 70- years ago, has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel. It is believed to be the only intact example of its kind in the world.

The Dornier was salvaged by the RAF Museum from the Goodwin Sands. Strong winds have hampered previous attempts to raise the aircraft. After a two-year restoration project, the Dornier will go on display at the RAF Museum in Shropshire.

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German bomber to be conserved

The only surviving German Second World War Dornier bomber has been raised from its watery grave in the English Channel.