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WWII Dornier bomber was shot at from behind

The team working to restore a German World War II bomber salvaged from the English Channel have found the aircraft was shot at from behind.

The discovery could upset the theory that the Dornier Do-17 was downed by an RAF Defiant flown by Pilot Officer Desmond Hughes and rear gunner Sgt Fred Gash.

The badly-damaged aircraft is currently undergoing work at the RAF Museum in Cosford, Shropshire.

BBC South East's Robin Gibson reports.

Archive footage courtesy of British Pathe

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  • 30 Sep 2013
  • From the section England
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