This is a pair of lovely condition parts recovered from a crash site of RAF Hawker Hurricane mark 2.The parts which are aluminium made connector joint with its A part number which means hurricane and a Canadian inspection stamp and a aluminium metal strut this has part numbers on it possibly a Russian replacement part looking at the numbers they are both only very lightly damaged from the impact of the crash they have been very well cleaned and retain a lot of original colours it is perfect for display or any collection they are 4-16 inches long in size .The parts were recovered from RAF Hurricane mark 2 on lend lease to the Russian Airforce 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 lend lease 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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