This is a group which is airframe section also a fuel tank section 30 cal brass case the parts all are in nice,solid and clean condition they still retain some of there original colour and have been nicely cleaned.The parts have been mounted in to a glass fronted box frame with plane and crash information and pictures with photo of the pilot the frame is 15 inches by 15 inches in size.The parts come from US B17 bomber 42-24432 named Danellen which was shot down on the 20th December 1942 by German ace Pips Priller over Normandy. A very nice group of parts from a famous B17 bomber which had seen a lot of action already to hang on the wall or stand on display.
B17 flying fortress number 41-24432 named Danellen which was on a raid over France on the 20 December 1942.The plane was Shot down by ace Major 'Pips' Piller, JG26 the plane Crashed in Bernieres-Tosny in Normandy the first American aircraft to crash in Normandy
B-17 Danellen was with Squadron 401, 91st Bomb Group (H) the plane was on its 11th mission, its third consecutive targeted at Romilly sur Seine Airfield & Aircraft Pool. Seventeen aircraft were dispatched. The Group encountered some flak and attacks by enemy aircraft fiercer than on any previous mission. Before reaching the target, Danellen was shot down by fighters, mostly Focke-Wulf 190s. It was seen spinning out of control at 3000 feet, with smoke pouring from between engines number 3 and 4.
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