This is a large group of airframe and engine parts 6 parts in all 4 of them are aluminium airframe panels still with a lot of there original dark green paintwork also a metal hollow tube structure bar and a large rubber hose cover from inside an engine. All the parts still retain a lot of there original colours they have been very well cleaned they have ripped and bent by the impact of the crash and are perfect for display or any collection the size of the parts are 6-9 inches long .The parts were recovered from Russian Petlyakov pe-2 ground attack bomber shot down and recovered in the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield and comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures. The Demyansk Pocket the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of Russian history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front.
The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.
German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.
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