This is a large aluminium airframe panel with tubed airframe structure part attached still with pretty much all of its original dark green paintwork.The panel which retains so much of its original colour apart from scratches and marks from the crash it has been very well cleaned it has ripped and bent by the impact of the crash and it is perfect for display or any collection the size of the part is 21 inches long by 10 inches wide.The part was recovered from Russian Petlyakov pe-2 ground attack bomber shot down and recovered in the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield and comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures.The Demyansk Pocket the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of Russian history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front.
The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.
German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.
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