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8th Air Force B-17 Base ~ Interesting Finds

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    Had a short visit yesterday and a bit of a poke around.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Kreml wrf800.jpg   Electrical Thing WRF800.jpg  

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    Dial Thing WRF800.jpg   G VI R Top WRF800.jpg  

    Heel wrf800.jpg   Misc Bits WRF800.jpg  

    Panel wrf800.jpg   Sodent Bottle WRF800.jpg  

    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

  2. #12

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    Looks like a really interesting site keep the photos coming.

    Andy

  3. #13

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    Some more finds, after a bit of cleaning:

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    Photographic Film

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    Part No. 9-5539-5; Supercharger Tube Assembly

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    Cylinder Head Gasket. .50cal for scale!

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    Unid.

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    Unid.

    As always, any thoughts on the unid. items is more than welcome.


    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Hi Mart,

    The items in image 'F' are electrical transformer coils. They probably come from the aircrafts radio equipment.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    A few more finds from the last few days. Amazing that the finds so far have been discovered just by scraping the surface.
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    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Very Nice finds. Is it Grafton Underwood?????? My uncle was attached to the 384th BG there.

    in the first set of picture's, item K "Radio Valve?" is a Electronics Tube either for the radio but they are also used in other forms of amplification in electrical circuits.
    Are the any number's on it?
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    Very Nice finds. Is it Grafton Underwood?????? My uncle was attached to the 384th BG there.

    in the first set of picture's, item K "Radio Valve?" is a Electronics Tube either for the radio but they are also used in other forms of amplification in electrical circuits.
    Are the any number's on it?
    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Not Grafton Underwood. Unfortunately, there are no marks on the Tube.

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    A: Unidentified hinge
    B: Plexi-glass with what looks like remains of a label, but what part of B-17, if it is B-17?
    C: Parachute silk?
    D: Nicely marked crockery
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    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Your last item in the above, the round brass disc with the holes in. This was ID'd by PB a year ago after much searching and scratching of heads.........both myself and 381st had found the same object on other USAAF bases.

    Here ya go......

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    (Pictures copied from old thread, originally supplied by PB. He's a great detective for this kind of stuff !)

  10. #20

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    Sweet. I must go shopping for a Wright Cyclone R-1820 Parts Manual.

    Cheers

    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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