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  • Chaff radar countermeasure from RAF Lancaster bomber number LM102 of 626 squadron on a raid on Reims shot down on 23rd June 1944 over France

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    This Chaff radar countermeasure Window" chaff is a radar countermeasure developed by the RAF These clouds of aluminium strips showed as false echoes on German radar screens, making it difficult for the Luftwaffe to respond appropriately to RAF raids over Germany and occupied Europe. This rare section of chaff which are the very small strips of foil in a clump is about 2 half inches wide the chaff is still its silver colour it is very solid not braking up and is perfect for display or any collection. This very rare to find radar jammer was recovered from the crash site of RAF Lancaster bomber number LM102 of 626 squadron on a raid on Reims shot down on 23rd June 1944 over France and comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures.

    RAF Lancaster mark 1 LM102 UM-Z2 of 626 squadron the plane was on bombing raid on Reims in France on the 23rd June 1944.The plane crashed at Belloy in Oise all the crew were killed in the crash and are buried in the local churchyard they were buried by the Germans on the 24th June 1944 the village is 6km south east of Tricot in France.The crew Sergeant RA.Woolley, Sergeant AD.Hawkins Sergeant F.Goddard, Sergeant EG. Lewis, Sergeant HJ. Browne, Sergeant PAD. Lawrence, Sergeant ERS.kirby there average age was only 22

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    An RAF Avro Lancaster drops "Window" chaff. These clouds of aluminum strips  showed as false echoes on German radar … | Lancaster bomber, Lancaster, Air  force bomber