The remains of a Bell P-39 Airacobra were salvaged from Lake Shukozero near Murmansk during July by a team from the Russian Navy.
BREITLING DC-3 COMPLETES WORLD TOUR
In the hands of Francisco Agullo, the Breitling-sponsored Douglas DC-3, HB-IRJ, arrived at IWM Duxford on 31 August on one of the final return legs of a world tour that began at Geneva on 9 March. Built in 1940 for American Airlines, once the DC-3 arrives back in Geneva on 12 September it will become the oldest aircraft to have ever circumnavigated the globe. More on this story in next month’s news pages.
BOLIVIA RETIRES T-33s
The Bolivian Air Force retired its last four operational examples of the Lockheed/Canadair T-33 at La Paz on 31 July, the type having served as the main jet trainer and light attack aircraft in Bolivia since 1973.