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My Uncle Denis, Pilot of the Plane Time Forgot: First Pictures of the Man Who Crash-Landed His Plane in the Sahara and Then Walked Off Across the Sands to His Death

Posted by admin on May 14, 2012

He poses proudly in his RAF uniform and also looks down from the cockpit of his Second World War fighter plane, perhaps ready for a mission against the Desert Fox himself, Erwin Rommel.

These are the first pictures of 24-year-old Flight Sergeant Denis Copping, the wartime pilot who crash-landed his plane in the Sahara and then walked off across the sands to his death.

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