Relic P47 Thunderbolt Propeller Blade,crashed 1944

Relic P47 Thunderbolt Propeller Blade,crashed 1944

Relic P47 Thunderbolt Prop Blade 1944

Relic P47 Thunderbolt Propeller Blade,crashed 1944


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Relic P47 Thunderbolt Propeller Blade 1944

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Relic P47 propeller blade excavated from P47D-11-Re, crashed April 1944 at Lindsey in Suffolk.The P47 Thunderbolt crashed into a ditch between Rose Field and 5 Acre Field at Lindsey in Suffolk in April 1944, this was from 56th Fighter Group based at Boxted near Colchester.This aircraft was being flown by Lt George Bracken , he had only just joined this group when on the 22nd April he had to bail out of his aircraft due to the machine getting in a spin, he bailed out at 5000 ft and so was seriously injured as he struck the tail section of the plane.A board of inquiry was held and found to be pilot error. Unfortunately Lt Bracken of Chicago succumbed to his injuries on the 27th April and was laid to rest at Madingley American Cemetery , near Cambridge. The excavation took place a few years ago unearthed most of the remains inc the fuselage ,engine ,tail section,and three of the four blades of which this is one of them.Full history of this item can be found online.

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