This is a Big End Bearing Cap from inside the hart of the planes Merlin Engine it is complete and has been fantastically cleaned so it is perfect for display and it has been mounted in to a glass fronted box frame with plane and crash information and pictures the frame is 15 inches by 8 inches in size.The part comes from RAF Hurricane V7420 shot down on the 2nd September 1940 crashed at Fryland. A very nice rare condition part from the famous battle of Britain and RAF Hurricane already to hang on the wall or stand on display.
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RAF Hurricane V7420 the pilot was Pilot Officer C.A Woods Scawen the plane was shot down on the 2nd September 1940.
Charles Anthony Woods-Scawen was shot down in combat with Messerschmitt 109’s he bailed out too low and was killed he was 22years old. His Hurricane, V7420, crashed at Fryland, near Ivychurch.
Over Dunkirk on May 31st 1940 Woods-Scawen's Hurricane, L1592, was damaged in combat with Me109’s. He returned to Tangmere with a rapidly overheating engine and made a belly-landing. On June 1st he damaged a Me109. Woods-Scawen baled out over France on the 7th, after a combat near Dieppe. He landed in German-held territory and had walked twenty miles before falling in with a retreating British column. Evacuated from Cherbourg, Woods-Scawen arrived back at Tangmere eight days after he took off.On August 8th he claimed a Me110 destroyed and three Ju87’s probably destroyed ten miles south of the Isle of Wight but his own aircraft was damaged and he landed back at Tangmere with slight shell splinter wounds in the legs. On the 12th Woods-Scawen damaged a He111 and on the 13th claimed two Ju88’s destroyed over Petworth but was himself shot down by return fire and baled out, unhurt. His Hurricane, R4102, crashed and burned out on Northend Farm, Milland, near Midhurst. Woods-Scawen claimed another He111 destroyed on the 15th and two Ju87’s on the 16th. On this day Woods-Scawen was shot down by a Me109 off the Sussex coast and baled out, slightly injured. His Hurricane, N2621, crashed near Parkhurst, Isle of Wight.Woods-Scawen claimed a Me109 destroyed on August 30th.