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  • Rare tail wheel brake drum from German Heinkel 111 bomber of 3/KG1 number 5376 shot down in the early hours of Tuesday Morning the 27th August 1940 while on a night bombing raid over Coventry

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    This is a unusual to get part from a German bomber shot down on one of the very first famous nighttime raids on Coventry and there not much of this aircraft around now.This is the internal brake drum from the tail wheel which can be seen where it was housed in the picture of the tail section of the crashed bomber.The solid metal drum is rusty with some rust damage and a few holes but it is very solid not braking up or falling apart and has been nicely cleaned the wheel drum is 13 inches wide.The part is from German Heinkel 111 bomber of 3/KG1 number 5376 which was shot down in the early hours of Tuesday Morning the 27th August 1940 while on a night bombing raid over Coventry during the Battle of Britain.The part comes with 2x A5 laminated information cards with a picture of the crash site taken that morning and the pilot.

    The aircraft was caught in searchlights forcing the crew to drop their bombs blind with both engines not working properly trying to limp home but no success the plane lost height and crashed. The aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire whilst on a mission to bomb factories in Coventry at 02.31am in the morning. The bomber crashed in to Manor Avenue in Caterham, Surrey. The crew Gruppenkommandeur Major W. Fanelsa, Feldwebel F. Meyer, Oberfeldwebel A. Vetter, Oberfeldwebel E. Braunsburger and Gefreiter G. Zimpel all baled out and were captured.

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    Heinkel He 111 operational history - Wikipedia