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  • Airframe section with lots of green camouflage paintwork remains from Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero medium bomber shot down in April 1941 during the German and Italian invasion of Yugoslavia it was excavated in 1975.

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    This is a very nice section of aluminium airframe with lots of original green camouflage paintwork remains that is very clear to see. The part has ripped and bent and torn off by the impact of the crash but still retains a lot of its original colours it has been very nicely cleaned and is in nice solid condition perfect for display or any collection it is 10 inches long by 2 half inches wide. The part comes from Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero medium bomber shot down in April 1941 during the German and Italian invasion of Yugoslavia it was excavated in 1975 these parts were in the Blake Hall Airscene museum collection. The museum in Essex shut down in 2007 and comes with A5 laminated information card.

    Before dawn on 6 April 1941, German forces began moving against Yugoslavia, the largest country in the Balkans. The full invasion began in earnest on 8 April, with German units supported by Italians, Hungarians, Bulgarians and Romanians. Yugoslav forces were not prepared or equipped to withstand such an onslaught, and by 17 April the Yugoslav government had capitulated. The campaign in Yugoslavia was brief and casualties were remarkably light, with just 151 Germans killed and 392 wounded. 

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