This is a flooring panel still with green paintwork remains the aluminium made section still with rivets in place is 10 half inches long and 5 inches wide in size. The panel has been very nicely cleaned perfect for display or any collection the panel comes from RAF Halifax bomber number W1041 shot down on 27th April 1942 on a raid to sink the battleship Tirpitz the plane was hit by anti aircraft gun fire and crashed in Norway.The panel comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.
RAF Halifax bomber number W1041 of 10 squadron which shot down on 27th April 1942 in Norway while attacking the Battleship Tirpitz.
The Halifax took off at 2040 hrs from RAF Lossiemouth to participate in a mass attack on the German Battleship Tirpitz which was moored at the time in Fættenfjord in Norway. When the plane reached the target, and on the bombing run, the crew encountered the German smoke screen at 400 feet, which all but obscured the ship below. The mines were not released and the plane went round for a second attempt. The aircraft was all the time under heavy anti aircraft fire from both sides of the fjord as well as from Tirpitz its self. As the aircraft climbed out of Fættenfjord it came under more intense fire from flak batteries situated on the hills around the fjords. The aircraft received many hits but a hit on the wing behind the starboard inner engine caused a large fire. The plane headed for Sweden badly damaged but could not make it the crew all bailed out to safety the plane crashed in a fireball still in Norway.