This is a very rare aluminium cockpit instrument gauge or radio dial which is complete it has some damage from the impact of the crash but nothing to bad a bit of light rust and has some dents and knocks as well. The dial still retains a lot of its original colours white paintwork with black markings it is in very nice clean condition and retains some of its original shiny colour on the back it is perfect for display and a very rare part for any collection the label is 6 inches long. The gauge from the cockpit was recovered from inside German Junkers Ju88 night fighter of 4/NJG2 shot down on night intruder raid over England on 17th April 1941 and crashed near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The item comes with A5 laminated information card with picture.
The crash remains a mystery as there are British fighter claims of a ju88 for that night and its was not shot down by Anti-aircraft fire. The plane crashed late in the night of the 17th April at Hurns Farm, Gedney Hill near Peterborough. The crew of the plane were Pilot Obergefreiter Wilhelm Beetz, Wireless Operator Gefreiter Rudolf Kronika, Gunner Gefreiter Johann Mittag. All were killed in the crash and were listed as missing in action since 1941 until the plane was recovered in 1978 and the crew were all buried at Cannock Chase.
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