Where was this part in a B24 used?

Discussion in 'AAF Technology' started by BMBazooka, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    I post some more parts tomorrow. We have found one red handle, later with olive-drab, which looked like something you use with your foot.
     
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  2. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    I just found this in fold3: Description of the German found of this VHF-transmitter, manual a.s.o. and information to Oberursel. The downed ship was a B17, crashed June 18./6./1944 near L√ľneburg. The ship was only slightly damaged so they took it as a whole and had all the manuals. upload_2016-11-27_9-42-3.png upload_2016-11-27_9-44-35.png
     
  3. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    The "TR 5043" was the British version of the "SCR-522" unit. It was common practice (on both sides) to go very carefully through crashed planes for any useful intelligence. The British, early in the war, discovered how the Germans were using Knickebein radio beams for blind bombing by examining captured radio equipment.
    They discovered the "blind landing" radios in the crashed bombers were far too sensitive to be "just" a blind landing system.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Beams
     
  4. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    Its just a miracle to me to learn so many new things of just one small piece of metall. Its a little bit like the dead ones talk to you.
     
  5. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

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  6. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    The next pieces:

    upload_2016-11-27_18-40-19.png

    upload_2016-11-27_18-41-26.png


    upload_2016-11-27_18-42-27.png
     
  7. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

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  8. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Well done Rolland, prefect match it seems.
    B-24 cockpit.jpg B-24 wing flap handle.jpg BTO crash item.png
    The other item might be a radio or other rheostat knob?
     
  9. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    Some kind of knob but what. Maybe some type of vent cover with those cut-outs?
     
  10. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    Chapeau, Rolland!
    It looks like as if we stood on the place where the cockpit was.
     

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