WW2 plane will fly to England – 65 years late

WW2 plane will fly to England – 65 years late – A World War II fighter plane once entombed under hundreds of feet of snow and ice in Greenland is taking to the skies again to complete the mission it began nearly 65 years ago. [Dvorak]
WW2 plane will fly to England – 65 years lateA World War II fighter plane once entombed under hundreds of feet of snow and ice in Greenland is taking to the skies again to complete the mission it began nearly 65 years ago. [Dvorak]

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