Another interesting recovery was the squadron of ww2 Lightning planes that were encased in ice ,
brand new & flying from the USA to Europe when they ran into bad weather & got lost out of fuel they just about all landed on the frozen waste in one piece ,
the pilots were picked up a day or so later with the planes then just being left & abandoned for 60 years or so , think they recovered 1 & had it back flying about 10 years ago .
On the otherside of the coin, ,,,
Me old man said he was once stationed during the winter on some bleak freezing airfield near the end of the war , coal for the one fire in the living hut was rationed to just a bucket a day ,
around the back were 2 redundant Mosquito bombers parked up ,
He said most of the blokes had just arrived back from the middle east and were not used to sub zero temperature,,,,, couple of days later it wasent long before the saw came out,
As just about the whole of the mosquito was made from plywood initially it was supposed to be just a piece of the rudder but after they left about a fortnight later the whole tail section had mysteriously disappeared .