This is a internal oxygen bottle is complete and has its screw in brass fitting at each end which both are maker marked. The bottle its self has no holes that can be seen it does have small impact dent and has some nice original paintwork that can be seen including red undercoat the very rare bit is the original maker markings still visible on the side of the bottle possibly dated 1944 but hard to tell for sure it has been very nicely cleaned it is in nice solid condition perfect for display or any collection it is a lovely bit of aircraft perfect for display or any collection the bottle is 17 inches long. This is a fantastic condition bottle that comes from the crash site of German Messerschmitt 410 of 16/KG2 the plane was on night intruder raid on London on the 23rd February 1944 when it was shot down by anti-aircraft fire crashed into the hillside at Andridge Farm in Radnage, Buckinghamshire the crash was witnessed at that time by a young Oliver Reed the famous actor. A very nice part from the famous German Messerschmitt 410 bomber not many of which were shot down over the UK. The bottle comes with A5 laminated information cards.
Messerschmitt ME 410A of 16/KG2 the plane was on night intruder raid on London on the 23rd February 1944 when it was shot down by anti-aircraft fire from battery S7 in Slough at 12.45. The plane crashed into the hillside and field then exploded near Andridge Farm in Radnage, Buckinghamshire
The crew Leutnant Felix Muller and gefreiter Karl Heinz Borowski were both killed. The aircraft impacted into a hillside narrowly missing the farmhouse roof. The farmhouse was being occupied at that time by a young Oliver Reed who would go on to be the famous actor and his nanny. He visited the crash site the following day and was quite traumatised by what he saw and in later life wrote about the crash in his autobiography. The crash site was excavated in October and November 1971 and again in the early 1990’s. Below a photo of the dig in 1971 and Oliver reed who saw the crash in 1944.
A.I.(k) Report states that the aircraft was observed approaching from the North at a low altitude. The engines were heard to rev up, and the aircraft suddenly dived into the ground and caught fire. There was no explosion, but the wreckage was spread over a wide area.
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