I wonder how many WWII aircraft wrecks are still out there? I mean, there has to be an intact Bf-109E or two laying about somewhere. I'm hoping they can find one or a Stuka soon.
The Axis operated over a more limited area than the allies, so the chances are that most wrecks have been found.
"Missing" does sadly not equate to "still out there" but rather to "scrapped by the egyptians/libyans without notifying anyone".
Word has it the RAF Museum and JCCC are moving to identify and secure the aircraft and find out the fate of the pilot. If he's listed as missing there may be a search although JCCC don't have the same resources or full remit as JPAC so....
PS: Sadly the latest information is that the site has been vandalized and the wreck shot up and badly damaged. Given the location has been kept fairly quiet, the list of suspects isn't a very long one.
No, still not identified yet. Copping is merely the most likely candidate. It's still speculation as the Curtis data plate is missing and the sand has scoured away the painted serial. Until some one can take it apart and check the factory stamps on the longerons, we won't know for sure.
Another disappointing update. An Egyptian representative of the El Alamein Museum has learned from the locals that an illegal salvage team visited the crash site and removed large pieces of the air frame last week. The Egyptian authorities are trying to find out who it was but it looks like they wont be caught.