Client: BBC Studios - Yesterday Channel
This particular MS.315 was hidden in an aircraft hangar in Melun Villaroche aerodrome near Paris during WWII.
The aerodrome was taken over and occupied by the Luftwaffe forces and was used to house various Kampf Geschwader bomber units using the Heinkel HE111. To avoid the aircraft being used by the German forces, it was hidden in the hangar and the wing removed and put outside in a puddle to appear that it was unusable. As a result, she survived to this day and after a lengthy restoration is now flying again in the UK. She remains the only flying MS.315 anywhere in the world.
Details: MORANE SAULNIER MS.315
Photographer: Tim Wallace