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As museum pieces today, they’re a big draw for visitors and also important for researchers and historians, said Kathleen McCarthy, director of collections at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, whose Stuka had been shot down over Libya in the last year of the war.

“The discovery and raising of a third Stuka from the sea floor will be a great asset for both scholars and the general public interested in learning more about historic military technology as well as this critical period in our world history,” she said.

The German Military Historical Museum plans to eventually display the Stuka at its Air Force Museum, located at the former Gatow airport in Berlin.