This is a very nice group of parts from a RAF Spitfire battle of Britain shot down. This is a group of 3 aluminium airframe parts still with some of there green and brown camouflage paintwork on them clear to see in places they have ripped and bent by the impact of the crash.There is also a section of mag allow engine case with black paint also brass section from a radiator and a chunk of cockpit armoured glass all the parts are nicely cleaned and are 2-6 inches long in size and perfect for display or any collection. This group of parts come from spitfire X4261 shot down on the 5th September 1940.The parts come with a A5 laminated information sheet with pilots photo.
SPITFIRE X4261 shot down on the 5th September 1940.
Flight Lieutenant F.W Rushmer failed to return from combat with Dornier DO17’S and Messerschmitt bf 109's over Biggin Hill on 5th September 1940. His Spitfire number X4261 was that which crashed at Buckmans Green Farm, Smarden. At first the pilot from this aircraft was buried as 'unknown' in All Saints' churchyard, Staplehurst on 11th September 1940. In May 1998 a named headstone replaced the original unknown with his name and a service of dedication was held in September that year. The crash site of the plane was dug in 1970 and many parts of the plane were recovered.
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