This is a rare part to find recovered from a crash site in this condition a Section of internal engine crack from the main shaft that powered the propeller it is Rolls Royce maker marked and with part numbers all clear to see.The crank section has been cut away from the main engine and has some damage from the impact of the crash it has been very well cleaned and retains a lot of original colours it is perfect for display or any collection the size of the part is 10 inches long by 6 inches wide.The part was recovered from RAF Hurricane mark 2 on lend lease to the Russian airforce shot down and recovered in the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield and comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures.The Demyansk Pocket the battle was from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A lovely piece of Russian lend lease history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front.
The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.
German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.
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