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8th Air Force B-17 Base ~ Interesting Finds

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    Default 8th Air Force B-17 Base ~ Interesting Finds

    A few finds from a B-17 base I've just started to work. Some of them I can identify from the B-17 Parts Catalogue, some I would welcome any help with identification.

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    6-10430; Pilots Defroster Installation Outlet

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    Windshield Wiper Converter Parts

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    3-7838-7; Radio Compartment Bulkhead Fittings, Support Assembly (LH)

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    Cert No. 141; Unid

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    Hose Clips

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    Electrical Connector

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    Seatbelt Harness Clip?

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    Airframe parts, but from where?

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    Radio Valve?

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    G - Standard Parachute locking hook for harness.

    (Check out 3rd picture down WWII Uniforms - Parachutes 1943-1945 )

    Gary J.

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    Cheers Gary. Quick response!

    Regards

    Martin

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    Hi Salzburg

    H is the back rest from a bombardier's or navigator's chair .... See Bombardier Seat B17 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    Looks like you've found a good site,
    Gremlin

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    Cheers Gremlin. They'll be more to come.

    Martin

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    Any idea what this is?

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    Hi Martin,great thread i really like the finds and the way you've presented them,just brilliant

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    Quote by Salzburg View Post
    Any idea what this is?

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    Iodine tincture vial. We found one at the RAF dump with the label still on. Hang on.....lemme find the pic......

    ..........

    Here ya go

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    Cheers Steve. I knew I'd seen something like it somewhere before. I'll retrieve it now I know its safe. I'm a bit wary of things with liquid in, since that little story you told us at the US Airbase last year.

    Martin

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    Good for you ! Very sensible

    It is the colour you would expect Iodine tincture to be and in a container that wouldn't have been used for anything noxious so it'll be safe to recover.

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