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WW2 Airfield barracks - More amazing finds !

Article about: Hi all Had another successful trip to 'my' airfield although, I have to say, I am getting less finds now simply because I have covered most of the base. I am going to have to find somewhere

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    Hi all

    Had another successful trip to 'my' airfield although, I have to say, I am getting less finds now simply because I have covered most of the base.

    I am going to have to find somewhere new to search soon !

    I found a lovely plane cast in lead.......by the aircrew ?

    And i also found another German button but this one has a fantastic stamp on the back !

    I also have put together a little video of me digging stuff up. I'll post a link once it finishes uploading.

    Here we go. Firstly before any cleaning.........



    And now after cleaning and disposal of bits of crap......



    Firstly some bits and bobs. A jar of Shavello cream lather, a couple of jam pot lids, a cap off a bottle (but not sure of what.....name on the cap is 'Scrubbs'), and a Hot tap handle.



    A couple of pieces I can't identify. The round brass thing looks like the back off a button. The other item has a hole at the narrower threaded end and you can just make out on the other end, a small ball bearing that can be pushed in......it then springs back in to block the hole.



    And a perfume 'puffer' along with some tent rings.



    A few spent bullets, .45cal and .303



    Now the best two finds....

    Firstly a lead plane that looks 'home-made'. It is almost certainly a Blenheim, but I could be wrong ! Did one of the RAF aircrew make it ? It would be damn cool if I could confirm they did !



    Now for this little beauty.

    Now normally I wouldn't get too excited about a button.

    But then again it is German.

    Kriegsmarine.

    And look at the stamp on the back !! Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!



    Now for the cartridges.

    .50calibre first. Both unfired. One was complete before I dug it up but I put my spade through it




    I moved to a different area on the airfield after a while as I was getting hardly any detections where was. I wasn't having much luck in the new location either until I got a detection near a tree. I dug up a 9mm cartridge, re-detected the hole, dug a bit more, got another one, re-detected the hole, still getting lots of 'beeps', dug a bit more.............

    And so on and so on for about 45 minutes all told ! This is what I found in the 'big hole'.

    I got.....

    Six .38 calibre S & W cartridges




    Fifty nine 9mm cartdiges




    And twenty one .45 calibre cartridges





    I really love the plane and the Kriegsmarine button.....a couple of my best finds from this site.

    My next post will be following my visit to the WW2 gunnery range in a couple of weeks time

    Steve T
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    The video of me digging some of the above stuff up is now available for viewing.

    YouTube - Relic hunting july 2009 final

    Hope you like it !

    Steve T

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    What an absolutely FANTASTIC posting Steve...magnificent!
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    The thing with the ball bearing is a small pressure valve of some type.

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    As usual Steve, excellent finds!

    I particularly like the German button, and the lead airplane model.

    Is that pretty much it for that airfield now? What's next? Have you identified any more site?

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    Quote by Polski44 View Post
    The thing with the ball bearing is a small pressure valve of some type.
    Grease nipple.

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    Thanks guys

    Woody....nah. The barracks are more or less clear now but still plenty of areas to search on the airfield itself. Saying that, I have already identified 3 more likely looking old bases

    Steve T

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    Good good, as long as you've got something to keep you busy.

    I've just finished cleaning yesterdays finds... I'll post them now

    Lee

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    Seve,
    Have you ever detected around the old RAF dispersal pans at some of the airfields? I bet there are all sorts of goodies under the ground.

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    Whittie

    On many occasions and yes, there's shed loads of stuff

    Steve T

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