This is a rare part from a crashed German bomber it is an Oxygen bottle from one of the on board machine guns firing system it is maker marked and dated 1941 not totally clear to see but it is there. The part which still retains some original colour but has been very well cleaned the bottle has no real damage from the impact of the crash it is still very solid the metal is a bit pitted but no rust holes or major damage it is 10 inches long and in perfect condition for display or any collection. This is a very nice completely and rare identifiable part recovered from German Junkers Ju88E-1 bomber work number 260326 on a night intruder raid, intercepted by RAF Mosquito of number 488 squadron it was shot down at 1.10am on the 22nd March 1944 and crashed in Essex. A nice group of parts from the famous battle of Britain and German JU88 bomber. They come with a A5 laminated information sheet with pictures of the crash site in 1944.
German Junkers Ju88E-1 bomber work number 260326 the plane was on a night intruder raid when it was intercepted by RAF Mosquito of number 488 squadron it was shot down at 1.10am on the 22nd March 1944 and crashed in Essex.
The Ju88 bomber was shot down by Squadron leader E.N Bunting DFC and Flight Lieutenant C.P Reed DFC. The plane broke up in mid-air and crashed at Butlers Farm in Shopland near Southend in Essex. The crew were all killed apart from Unteroffizier E.Kosch who baled out and was captured. The site was investigated in 1980 with a large recovery in 1986.
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