This is the cockpit dash board panel for pair of pressure gauges this panel sat behind the front face panel these pair of gauges are on the right of the cockpit as you sit in it.The panel has ripped and bent by the impact of the crash but still has a lot of green paintwork and has dirt on it from the recovery but has been nicely cleaned would clean up more with effort it is a very nice condition relic perfect for display or any collection and is 10 inches long and 7 inches wide and so very rare to get a cockpit relic from a crash site in this good a condition.This panel was recovered from Russian Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter shot down during the siege of Danzig in March 1945 and is a very nice relic from the air war over the Eastern Front in the last days of the Reich.And comes with 2 x A5 laminated information sheets with pictures one picture shows the panel in the cockpit.
The plane crashed North East of the City of Danzig near the sea now modern day Gdansk and was recovered some years ago. The Russian East Pomeranian Offensive started in February 1945 eventually Russian General Rokossovsky opened his final offensive on 15 March 1945; the main thrust, toward the coast at Zoppot between Gdingen and Danzig, being undertaken by the 70th and 49th Army advancing in parallel. The fighting was savage, but by 19 March 1945 the Soviet spearheads had reached the heights over Zoppot, while the 4th Panzer Division had been pushed back to the outskirts of Danzig itself. By 22 March 1945, the 70th Army reached the sea.Danzig finally fell on 30 March 1945, after which the remnants of the 2nd Army withdrew to the Vistula delta southeast of the city. According to Soviet claims, in the Battle of Danzig the Germans lost 39,000 soldiers dead and 10,000 captured.
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