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  • Airframe and Engine parts, nice clean relics from RAF Spitfire R6603 which was shot down on the 18th September 1940 over Kent and crashed at Denge Wood, Petham near Canterbury

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    This is a group of 9 parts which are sections of aluminium airframe parts with clear to see black paintwork remains on some of them and there is also a section of mag allow engine case. There is also brass made part possibly radiator which has turned green with being buried also 2 internal engine parts all in nice condition for smashed battle of Britain spitfire relics The parts have ripped, bent and smashed in the crash and still retain some of there original colour and have been very well cleaned perfect for display or any collection the parts are 2-6 inches long in size and very rare to get these days now such a nice group of battle of Britain spitfire parts. The parts come from RAF Spitfire R6603 which was shot down on the 18th September 1940 over Kent and crashed at Denge Wood. The parts come with a A5 laminated information card with pilots photo. 

    RAF Spitfire R6603 which was shot down on the 18TH September 1940 the pilot was Sergeant Corfe he baled out safely over Kent.

    Douglas Corfe was posted to 66 Squadron at Kenley on 10th September. He was shot down by Messerschmitt109's over the Canterbury area in Spitfire R6603. D.Corfe was admitted to Chartham Hospital, with injuries. The aircraft crashed at Denge Wood, Petham. He was flying as part of the defence of Malta on the 25th April 1942 in Hurricane, BE708 when he was then hit by local ground fire, losing part of his wing and crashed into rocks then exploded on impact, killing Corfe. At the time of his death Corfe was a Warrant Officer. He is buried in Capuccini Naval Cemetery.

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