This is a large clean Hydraulic ram which does have some damage and slightly bent from the impact of the crash and it has jammed in place.This ram on the metal case its self has part numbers and maker stamps it also has some original paint remains left on it and is in lovely clean condition it still retains a lot of its original colours it is 25 inches long and a heavy lump of aircraft.This undercarriage part was recovered from Dornier 217 number 5470 which was shot down on the 31st July 1942 and crashed at Glatton near Peterborough. A very nice part from the famous German bomber not many of which were shot down over the United Kingdom this item is perfect for display and comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with picture.
Dornier Do217 E4 U5+ET work number 5470 shot down by Anti-Aircraft fire on night raid over Birmingham at 2.00am on the 31st July 1942.
One of three Do 217
bombers shot down on the raid that night this one came down at Glatton near
Peterborough.The crew of 4 were all killed:FF Fw Karl Laub, BO Fw Hermann
Werner, BF Fw Karl Güssefeldt,BM Uffz Hermann Hammelmann.
All three of the aircraft lost that night were from 6. Staffel based at Eindhoven. The target was Birmingham and a total of 76 bombers flew the mission. However, the majority of the 58½ tons of high explosive and incendiaries dropped fell on Wolverhampton, c. 20 km northwest of Birmingham. Of the other two Do 217 E4's, U5+FP was shot down by AA-fire at 0308 and crashed at Cheveley near Newmarket (crew bailed out and taken prisoner), and U5+IR was shot down into the sea near Lowestoft by a 68 Squadron Beaufighter (3 killed and 1 missing).
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