This is a airframe leading edge of rudder build up from tail fin this joint was the moving part between the tail fin and the rudder.The panel still retains a lot of its original colour and some original paintwork green on the outer side and on the inner side cream colour even with the mechanics red line to make sure the joint is fitted correctly on to the aircraft.The panel it is in nice clean condition but not completely clean this section has ripped and bent by the impact of the crash and is perfect for display or a rare bit for any collection the section is 13 inches long.This rudder panel was recovered from the crash site of German Junkers JU87 Stuka dive bomber of 4/STG77 it was shot down on 22nd May 1940 at 7.30pm by RAF fighters during the Battle of France and the Low Countries.The part comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures.
The plane was attacking traffic on the roads East of Saint Omer along with other Stukas when it was attacked by RAF Hurricanes of NO 151 Squadron it was shot down by Squadron leader Edward Mortlock Donaldson the stuka crashed South of Cassel. The crew were Leutnant G.Kindermann and Unteroffizier H.Reichart both bailed out but were captured unhurt.
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