Handley Page Halifax

Handley Page Halifax display at the RAF museum in London.
Here is the story of this plane (paraphrased from Wikipedia): On 27 April 1942, W1048 was one of 31 Halifaxes that flew a raid on the German battleship Tirpitz. W1048 made her attack at 0300 hours, during which she was hit by the intense flak which set the outer starboard engine on fire. Pilot Don MacIntyre completed a wheels-up landing on frozen Lake Hoklingen in Norway but the aircraft sank 12 hours later. It was discovered by divers in 1971 and subsequently recovered on 30 June 1973 by the RAF Sub-Aqua Association. It has been left unrestored.

Handley Page Halifax W1048

RAF Museum London 2008