This is a Massive airframe structure section part of the main frame of the aircraft.This is a aluminium made solid airframe section still with a lot of green paintwork it has been cut away from a larger section it has ripped and bent by the impact of the crash but is still very solid the airframe section has been very well cleaned perfect for display or any collection it is 39 inches by 3 inches in size. The part comes from P-47 Thunderbolt 43-25724 hit by flak over France crashed in Kent on the 3rd September 1944. This airframe section comes a A5 laminated information sheet and is a rare large section from a combat loss P-47 Thunderbolt.
P-47D Thunderbolt 43-25724 of 78th Fighter Group 8th Airforce. This aircraft was taking part in an escort mission on the 3rd September 1944 the plane was hit by flak. The pilot Lieutenant Colonel Robert R. Bonebrake nursed the aircraft back over the channel before being forced to bale out.
The P-47 crashed at Chambers Wall, St. Nicholas at Wade, north Kent. Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bonebrake (Fighter Ace with five kills to his name) he was stationed out of Duxford Air Force Base near Cambridge he completed his tour of duty with the 78th Fighter Group in January 1945. He retired in 1968 his P-47 Thunderbolt being found in 1974.
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