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Some nice US 8th Airforce finds 30/1/11

Article about: Hi everyone iv been back at it again. Today i took some pictures as they came out the ground sorry there not very good i was useing a phone cam. lots of photos to come so keep poping back. H

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    Quote by Steve T View Post
    Nice flare base. Never seen one marked like that before. All mine (and I have about 30) have no marks at all !!!! Lucky bugger !


    Steve T
    Yeah its quit unusual. Hear are some photos of another unusual one .50 for size.
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    f base 004.JPG   f base 003.jpg  


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    Quote by Paul B View Post
    The A-1 Bomb Release Receptacle fits on the reverse side of the bomb rack, behind each A-2 or A-4 Bomb Release.
    It's the electrical connection for them.
    Nice one PB i would have made a guess that thats where they went. Top marks again!!

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    Could you make a note of the M-x markings on the flares please? I can identify the colour combinations from those.

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    The one i found today
    M-11 Signal
    AUG 43
    LOT I.F.S-40
    And the large one.
    M-16
    nov 41
    LOT 769-22

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    M11: Signal, Aircraft, Parachute, Red Star
    M16: Signal, Aircraft, Parachute, Green Star

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    These signals were intended for use following a forced-landing, being fired with the usual M2 or M8 signal pistols. All of this series bar the M11 were made Limited Standard by 1942.

    PB

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    This came from a 9th Air Force base in the week it dosnt really fit in hear but i dont see the point in starting another thread. The Air Base had A20 HAVOC'S and Horsa gliders and dekotas to pull them. It looks like a wheel bracket or somthing but horsa gliders are not really my thing does any one have any photos of horsa wheels?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture f base 008.jpg   f base 006.jpg  

    f base 007.jpg   f base 009.jpg  


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    Quote by 381st digger View Post
    Do you mean this? Its a PROTEK PLUG. Made bye Chandler evans Corp.
    I think they were used to suck the moisture out of engines wile they were in transit.
    Yeah that's the feller. Looked like the top of a No 42 nose fuse Nice find.

    Steve T

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    The lamp looks similar to a B-24 bomb bay lamp seen here
    United States Consolidated B-24 Heavy Bomber BOMB BAY PARTS

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    The other multi holed part looks like a wing spar attachment point, often there was a wooden core to it which looks like it may have decomposed.

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    Well i must say it looks the same but we only had B17s. Did the B17 have bomb bay lights?

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