Germany Stuka Recovery

June 11, 2012 - 6:36 AM
In this picture taken Saturday June 9, 2012 workers unload the motor of a German 'Junkers Ju 87' war plane from a salvage vessel in Sassnitz at Baltic Sea, eastern Germany. German military museum is preparing to hoist the wreck of the Stuka dive bomber from the floor of the Baltic Sea, a rare remaining example of the plane that once wreaked havoc over Europe as part of the Nazis' war machine. The Stuka wreck, first discovered in the 90s when a fisherman's net snagged on it, lies about 10 kilometers off the coast of the Baltic island of Ruegen, in about 18 meters of water. German military divers have been working for a week to prepare the main body to be hoisted to the surface, and initial reports are that it is in good condition. The motor was brought up over the weekend. The German Military Historical Museum says it will be restored and put on display in Berlin. (AP Photo/dapd/ Jens Koehler)