Battle of Britain Sgt F. W. Eley , shot down 1940

Battle of Britain Sgt F. W. Eley , shot down 1940

Battle of Britain Sgt F. W. Eley , shot down 1940


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Battle of Britain Sgt F. W. Eley , shot down 1940

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A piece of mounted aircraft fragment from RAF Spitfire No P9398, Sgt F. W. Eley,  Shot down 31st July 1940.

This piece originally came from the Airscene Museum at Blake Hall Essex.

Battle of Britain RAF Spitfire number P9398 flown by Sgt F.W.Eley, who tragically lost his life. Shot down at 4.00pm on the 31st July 1940 by Messerschmitt  109 which was flown by Hauptman Tietzen of 4/JG51.

Spitfire crashed in flames into the sea at the end of the pier in Folkstone Harbour in Kent.

The engine and other parts were pulled out of the sea during works in the Harbour .

Item came from the Blake Hall Airscene Museum.

Piece is 6 in x 4 in

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