As promised here's the first photo of the P38F-5 prope blade which i have just collected this evening and paid £100 for!!! Back in the 1980's the Severnside Aviation Society carried out a major dig on the crash site of Jack Tuggle Jameson's photo recce P38F-5. The aircraft had suffered a double engine failure and had crashed into a stream bed after taking off from Mount Farm-31st December 1944. Both engines were recovered along with most of the aircraft's remains. The remains of the pilot were also discovered and the dig was halted until all of the remains of the unfortunate pilot were removed for burial with full military honors. This is a very sound piece and much of the black paint and yellow tip is present. I have yet to clean it up properly and look for any markings and this i will do tommorow. This thing weighs a fair bit at over 58lbs! Had a fair old job getting it up into the attic bedroom!! This prop blade has been in a garden shed for the last 20 years as the original owner and finder of this piece Andy "Badger" Long explained. What a great guy though letting me have this piece at such a good price and he threw in some other very interesting pieces too. Andy is a friend of a friend but i will certainly be seeing more of him in the future and it just shows sometimes the best way to find 'gold' like this is by word of mouth! Hope everyone likes this item as much as i do.
Cheers Loads, Tim.