OT for the Air heads

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by gazmill, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    David,

    Wrong size and design for a De Haviland Mosquito

    Gary,
    Where there any military airfields that you know of in your area.
    Done some more searching and found RAF Condover and RAF Atcham, both where war time airfields within eleven miles of Much Wenlock and both had American Aircraft.
    RAF Atcham had North American Harvard Trainers which used very similar wheels and RAF Condover had P47 Thunderbolts with a similar type pattern wheel but I would be happy to say that they are Harvard wheels.


    Martin P
     
  2. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    Martin, The nearest airfields to us would have been RAF Condover, it was one of several satalite stations, RAF Atcham, is nearby as well. Atcham was an american base flying B17s during latter part of the war from what i've been told. We also had a B17 crash in bad weather around Much wenlock, she was called Duffys Tavern you can find details of this accident on the web although it's unlikely that this is anything to do with this reckage. I think the wheels had been fitted to some farm implement so possibly arrived at the farm this way, I do know that they've been there for 40 plus years.

    Cheers Gary..
     
  3. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gary,

    See my edited post above yours.
    I can be absolutely certain they are not B17, not big enough, ive moved a couple and it needs two people to shift one by hand.

    Martin P
     
  4. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Gary,

    I have now found two B17's named Duffy's Tavern, one was 423507 damaged and inturned in Sweden with its crew and 448422 which crashed near Much Wenlock, neither were based at either airfield, Atcham was an american base but had P47 fighters.
    I have spent several hours this evening re reading my aviation history books and searching the web and enjoying it.

    Much Wenlock has a plaque on the Guldhall refering to your crash.

    Martin P
     

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