Rare Discoveries Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know


The wreckage of a Kittyhawk P-40, that was found in the Sahara Desert in 2012

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!
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The Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk was a British version of the Tomahawk, an American fighter plane that made its debut in World War II. The P-40 had an Allison in-line piston engine that could hit up to 378 miles per hour. It could attain an altitude of 15,000 feet in six minutes and 42 seconds, but its range was only 240 miles, making it mostly a defensive plane.

This Kittyhawk piloted by 24-year-old Flt Sgt Dennis Copping went down in the North African desert in June 1942, 200 miles from the nearest town. It stayed there undisturbed until it was discovered by a Polish oil company worker in May 2012. No one knows what happened to Sgt. Copping.