The pilot and navigator considered ejecting as the jet was too close to the ground to cancel the landing.
The girlfriend of missing airman Corrie Mckeague has announced the birth of their baby.
Aerial bombing against civilian cities was not a new phenomenon; the British had already experienced such raids in WW1 conducted by German Zeppelins.
However, the advance in aircraft technology brought bombing to a new level.
An RAF Tornado was reportedly badly damaged after hitting a stray dog as it landed at RAF Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus.
The Tornado GR4 was returning after a night sortie on Tuesday and touching down at 200mph when the stray ran across the airbase's runway.
But three years on and the museum, of which Prince Phillip is a patron, has conceded they may have lost the Spitfire with nothing to show for it after the political unrest in Egypt stalled negotiations to bring the Kittyhawk back to Britain.
The museum, based at Hendon, north London, hoped to return the Kittyhawk to the UK and put it on display. They tasked a private salvage company with going to Egypt and saving the plane from souvenir hunters in the summer of 2012.The collection, which belongs to MAS president Joe Ciliberti, will be showcased during a public talk on the RAF Luqa station next Friday.Closed down in 1979 following the departure of the British forces from Malta, the Luqa station was particularly active at the height of World War II, between 19, when it was the only Allied base in the Mediterranean.Since then the country has been gripped by political turmoil and the Kittyhawk is not high on the Egyptian government's agenda.In the latest RAF Museum annual report, it states: "In 2012 the museum undertook a joint project with Kennet Aviation to recover RAF Kittyhawk ET574 from the Egyptian desert in exchange for one of the Spitfires from the museum's collection.A valuable Spitfire has been lost to the nation after an "ill-conceived" deal by the RAF Museum to exchange it for the recovery of another aircraft that it is unlikely to ever receive, it has been revealed.