Where was this part in a B24 used?

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  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

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    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.
     
  11. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    some more parts, same ship:
    1.


    2.

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    3.

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    4.

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  13. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    Are items 2 and 3 (or 3 and 4, the numbering seems messed up) the same thing? It looks like a clip from a parachute harness.

    On this link,
    http://www.303rdbg.com/uniforms-gear.html
    scroll down to the 10th photo, showing a man in uniform wearing a parachute.
    The parachute clip across his chest looks to be the item.
    The clip can also be seen clearly in photo 11.

    Same style clip is on the leg straps.
     
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  14. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    I was afraid of that.
    Its all 3. Sorry for the Uploading.
    Was the harness same for back and chest harness?
    I am so desparately waiting for the IDPFs.
    I am thinking about contacting the DPAA.
     
  15. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    I know some types of back parachutes they used an entirely different type of clip, sometimes called a bayonet, twist and lock or male/female clip. On the link I gave there are examples of that type also, search for "bayonet".

    As far as the "tube" goes the B-24 was basically a "hydraulic" machine, there are tubes everywhere.
    The fact that this tube "seems" to be painted silver (is that correct or am I misreading the photo?) rather than just an aluminum tube may suggest a particular use or location.
     
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  16. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Active Member

    It looks like the one on the legs.
     

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