WWII Lancaster Bomber wreckage DV345.
Here we have an original piece of wreckage from a WWII Lancaster Bomber.
On the night of January 1 and 2, 1944 Lancaster I DV.345 was detailed to attack targets in Berlin. The attack was successful but at 7:30 am on the morning of January 2, the aircraft crashed at Whaplode Drove, near Holbeach in Lincolnshire and all the crew were killed. It was presumed that the plane had been badly damaged over the target area.
Parts of the aircraft were recovered by the Fenland West Norfolk Aviation Preservation Society in the 1970's
The part is an inspection hatch cover for the aileron control unit. As can be seen from the photos the piece ids about 25 cm long.
Please note. A denotation from this sale will be made the RAFA organisation which supports veterans from the RAF.