This is a Bakelite and metal made switch type 9A it is in fantastic condition with all maker markings clear to see including the famous AM stamp stands for Air Ministry it has some slight damage but nothing to bad a crack in the back of the case. The part is rusty in places but overall it is in nice solid condition the switch still works and moves it retains most of its original colours and paintwork it has been very well cleaned and it is perfect for display or any collection and a is 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. This part was recovered from the site of RAF Lancaster bomber RF150 shot down on the 4/5 April 1945 and crashed on its return to England. This is a very nice relic from the famous Lancaster bomber and comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with pictures.
Lancaster bomber RF150 of 424 squadron crashed after raid on Merseberg on 4/5th April 1945 all the crew were killed in the crash. The Lancaster was built in March 1945 at the Whitley plant, Coventry, and was part of an order of 370 Lancaster's from Armstrong Whitworth in October 1943. She entered active service in early March 1945. Sadly, only flying 9 missions before she was lost after a bombing raid. The following are the targets for her 9 missions:
1st operation was 11th March 1945 Essen (armaments)
2nd Dortmund 12th March 1945,
3rd 15/16th March 1945 Hagen
4th 20/21st March 1945 Hemmingstadt ,
5th 22nd March Hildesheim
6th 24th March Bottrop (Oil refinery) ,
7th 25th March Hanover
8th 31st March Hamburg (U-Boat yards) ,
9th 4/5th April Merseberg (Oil Refinery).