In the September edition of "Aeroplane" there appears an advert for a Limited Edition Print titled "Lost And Found" showing this aircraft being flown by Flt/Sgt Dennis Copping of 260 Sqn over what looks like a desert landscape see www.barryweeklyart.com
Rod Rushton Exeter Devon UK FORD GPW 202055 DoD 5 - 22 - 44 Serial# 20534360 MBT # 25553 DoD 4 - 43 MATCHLESS 1944 G3L C5806205 (Ex 33 ZC 80) Piper Cub 1944 L4H 480015 G-AKIB 1942 CHEVROLET G506 CARGO. #2NM 213219
I hope they found him, it would be fitting to return SGT Copping and his airplane back to England.
I am saddened and disgusted by what the locals did to vandalize the plane. Was it really necessary to shoot holes into the bulletproof front glass? Bust out the rest of the plexiglass? Looks like the cockpit was also vandalized, what a shame, this was really a time capsule of history.