This is a large section of internal engine case which has part numbers and markings also still has a lot of original black paintwork on it very clear to see.The section has bent,ripped and smashed by the impact of the crash but is still very solid with nuts and bolts still attached as well it has been very nicely cleaned perfect to display or any collection the section is a large heavy part it is 20 inches long and 9 inches wide in size.This engine case was recovered from RAF Stirling bomber R9313 crashed on the 4/5th May 1942 in Sussex recovered on TV on war digs with Harry Harris in 2012. This is a very nice relic from the famous Stirling bomber and comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.
RAF short Stirling bomber Mk1 R9313 HA-Q from No.218 Squadron. The plane was flown by Squadron Leader Ashworth. The plane was on its way back from a Nickel op on the night of the 4/5 May 1942. It was shot down as the victim of havoc by a Hurricane combination of 1455 Flight based at RAF Tangmere. The plane crashed into Gate House Farm in Sussex.
Two crew members died and the rest bailed out including S/L Ashworth, who was subsequently shot down and killed on the night of the 20/21 June 1942. One of the other crew members who bailed out was Desmond Plunkett, who was subsequently shot down over Europe and became a German POW. Plunkett played a major role in the Great Escape!. This plane was recovered on television episode 5 on war digs with Harry Harris.