British WWII bomber set to be excavated
Published on September 14th, 2012 | by Admin0
After retiring, Menges began looking into the crash. During that investigation, he learned a day after the crash, German troops carried away two coffins purported to contain the shattered remains of the seven airmen, and buried the coffins in a Mannheim cemetery.
“When the war ended … the British military came and they opened the coffins to see what’s in there,” Benkel said, “and both of the coffins, they were empty.”
Story: Matt Millham, Stars and Stripes | Photo: Wikimedia Commons