P-40 Kittyhawk Discovered, Salvaged During Russian Bridge Project
The wreck was discovered roughly six kilometers from the coast by divers searching the area for mines and bombs as part of the $3.2 billion construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge. It was then removed by a historical reconstruction group using a floating crane. According to group leader Aleksandr Yolkin, the P-40 was likely one of more than 1,000 aircraft used by the Red Army during the Kerch-Eltigen Operation in 1943, which set the stage for the eventual recapture of Crimea from Nazi Germany and its allies.
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