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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 5:23 pm 
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Art sent these pictures over.

This might be of interest to some forum buff's on air planes. My neighbour has this in his stair way and as you can see he turned it in to a lamp. He said his father had it for years in a hay shed on thier farm and that it was English, and that the plane was shot down north of Hamburg at the start of ww2 but he is not 100% sure. I asked if he had talked to his father about it and the war, he told me he found this after the father died and talking about the war for him was too painful. The info he had was from an uncle:

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:23 pm 
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I wonder would it be possible to trace the actual plane this propellor belonged to by the markings shown in your photos. It would be of great historical interest to hear the story behind this WW2 artefact....


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:52 pm 
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brilliant idea liz :idea: . can you see the markings on it brian.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 8:57 pm 
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eddie wrote:
brilliant idea liz :idea: . can you see the markings on it brian.


Not really, I'll email "the gap" and see if he can send me a close up of the markings.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:34 pm 
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I don't think there were many (if any) aircraft in W.W.2 that had wooden propellers. I think this might be from W.W.1. The serial no. has the letters R.A.A.F in it, I wonder if this means Royal Australian Air Force? Granted there are no full stops after the letters, but just a thought.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:56 pm 
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cheers brian. well spotted adie i think you just could be right :clapping:


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I will be at my friends house on friday if the photo is not good enough what if i trace over the letters an see if thats better .


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 6:06 pm 
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the gap wrote:
I will be at my friends house on friday if the photo is not good enough what if i trace over the letters an see if thats better .


That's a good idea Gap, nothing to lose, it may just work :thumbs:


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Hi Gap

Came across this thread this morning while browsing. It looks like the propellor hub has 8 bolts rather than 6, which may be an indication of WW1 rather than WW2 manufacture. Also, in the second photo is that a round decal on the right-hand blade?

There is a forum on wooden propellors at http://woodenpropeller.com/forumvB/, which contains several queries and answers - I'm sure if you posted information there they would be able to help. For information you need to provide please see http://www.woodenpropeller.com/Propeller_Identification.html.

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Jim


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