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  • Very large glass framed group of airframe and engine parts,cockpit parts and bullet from RAF Hadley page Halifax JN920 which was shot down by flak on a bombing raid on the industrial town of Kassel on the 22nd October 1943

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    This is a group airframe and engine parts,cockpit parts and bullet which a larger bits of aircraft then normally get mounted in to a framed display this is sort of display box you would find in a museum display. The parts have ripped and bent by the impact of the crash but retain a lot of original colours and are nice solid bits that are perfect for display or any collection they have been mounted in to a glass fronted box frame with plane and crash information and pictures the frame is 17 inches by 13 inches in size. The parts are from RAF Hadley page Halifax JN920 which was shot down by flak on a bombing raid on the industrial town of Kassel on the 22nd October 1943.

    51 Squadron RAF Snaith, Yorkshire – 22nd October 1943, Sgt. Hall (RCAF) and the rest of his crew climb aboard Halifax JN920 for the last time. Having just completed a briefing, the target for tonight being the industrial town of Kassel, the crew commence their pre-flight checks. The four engines eventually crackled into life and at 17.55 hours the bomber left the ground for the last time. Later that evening the Belgian hamlets of Retie and Kasterlee were alerted by the sound of low flying aero engines and went outside to see the source of this disturbance. The crippled bomber was seen circling the villages in flames. Suddenly JN920 pitched forward and plunged into the ground with a terrific explosion. Thus it was that seven brave young men met their tragic and untimely deaths at Retie.The following morning found the area of the crash sealed off and under guard by the Germans, The aircraft left a huge blackened and smoking crater all that was left of JN920.In 1998 the Wings Museum researched and excavated the wreckage of Halifax JN920, 

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    Aircraft accidents in Yorkshire.