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B-17 relics !

Discussion in 'Battlefield Relics' started by Skipper, May 3, 2012.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Yyyyyessss!!!!! :cool:


    Donated by a friend who received this tail section flap part from a B-17 Flying Fortress. It crashed in central France in early 1945. :cool:;).

    The inside and parts that were protected fro mcorrosion are still olive drap . It's huge and was cut into smaller pieces after the war by a farmer who used them as a roof and a fence.

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    That is a magnificent relic ! Worthy of any aviation museum......:cool:
     
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    Cheers Martin , Imagine it was even bigger and was cut into pieces in 1945 for recycling. I had the hardest time to actually put it in my car . Not bad for a present hein? Note the olive drap on picture two. There is much more, but inside the tubes and is hard to see on pictures.
     
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    Its in vey good nic! have you repainted or sandblasted it?
     
  6. Skipper

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    No it's just the alteration of aluminium. It has been outside for decades so the aluminium has some aging.
     
  7. George Patton

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    Great find.

    One of the old farmers over in the Toronto area bought a trailer full of Mosquito wings after the war and made a barn out of them. There's nothing left of the barn now, though.
     
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    Same here except one of my friends was around when it was dismantled and got some of the spares .
     
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    Have you tried to figure out which plane these came from? I have access to the MACR reports on Fold3 if you need me to look up anything. The name of the nearest town would probably be sufficient to narrow it down to a handful of aircraft.
     

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