Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Republic P-47 C Thunderbolt 41-6246 HL-F

Republic  P-47 C Thunderbolt 41-6246 HL-F: Brake control unit
P 47 Thunderbolt 41-6246 Creiglyn Dyfi
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig

This fragment of a "Warner Aircraft Corp." brake control unit from the 1944 fatal crash site of this USAF Thunderbolt turned out to be a bit of a red herring.

Finding it high on the hill as we did convinced us we had found a rather sparse wreckage trail, rather than the very edge of the scatter.

Even more confusingly, we found a bit of Mosquito mixed in with this "wreckage trail"

It has been suggested that this is the last labelled part at any high ground wreck site in the UK not already nicked by the magpies. On your marks, lads...

Location: SH 86524 22379

3 comments:

William said...

I went to Aran Fawddwy on the 21st April and despite being in low cloud most of the time I found everything with your coordinates. However the Thunderbolt brake control unit appears to have gone. There was only a length of 50mm diameter tubing at that location. William

Seán said...

magpies...

Sean said...

magpies...