Remains of WWII Luftwaffe plane discovered in Masuria

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Parts found (Credit: Muzeum Ziemi Piskiej)

The remains of what is believed to be a Luftwaffe plane have been discovered in the Pisz Forest in Masuria, northern Poland. The Muzeum Ziemi Piskiej was tipped off by an elderly couple that an aircraft had crashed there during World War Two. Spokesman of the museum, Swalomir Wolski, said it was as first not taken seriously since the local lore has it that “there is a sunken tank or airplane in almost every Masurian lake.”

After further investigation and research they finally went over there and start searching for the crash site. Within this search the museum has found several parts of the airplane and will start a full excavation in midst of June. The parts reveal that the plane may have been a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger of the German Luftwaffe, which had an airfield at Rostiken (now Rostki).

More information will be provided when further excavations have been made.

Fw 190 G-1 showing the ETC 250 bomb rack, carrying a 250 kg (550 lb) bomb, and the underwing drop tanks on VTr-Ju 87 mounts. (Credit: Wikipedia)

Fw 190 G-1 showing the ETC 250 bomb rack, carrying a 250 kg (550 lb) bomb, and the underwing drop tanks on VTr-Ju 87 mounts. (Credit: Wikipedia)

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