Kittyhawk P-40 found in the desert – Pilot identified

Living History

My Uncle Denis, pilot of the plane time forgot:

First pictures of the man who crash-landed his plane in the Sahara.

  • The Mail On Sunday has found the nephew of Kittyhawk P-40 pilot who is thought to have survived crash but died trying to escape the desert on foot
  • Pictures from the family collection show a proud 24-year-old Flight Sergeant Denis Copping just days before crash
  • Aircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched, after it came down in 1942
  • Historian describes find as ‘an incredible time capsule’ and ‘the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun’s Tomb’

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