Hi all been a while as not been out to many wrecks but will update found a few very interesting parts but this one is truly lucky out yesterday with the better half and dogs by RAF Valley and found an aircraft part uncovered by the shifting sands
After a bit of research I thought it may have been from Halifax JB916 which ditched about a mile away but it was actually part of a engine bearer from Mustang P-51K 44-11577 'Ginny III' 356th fighter group , 360th fighter squadron Martlesham Heath which crashed just off the coast on the 20th June 1945
during a thunderstorm with the sad loss of the pilot Lt Richard J.Rensch who had been visiting his brother whose B-17 was at Valley .
Rench an excellent pilot had 5 aircraft destroyed to his credit and was awarded the D.F.C he was interned at the American Cemetery Madingley , Cambridge
Ginny III with it's main pilot
Captain Donald Carlson.
Update this part has now a new home at it's home base of Martlesham heath in the Martlesham heath aviation museum
Monday, 27 June 2016
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Crew lost were
Pilot A.A.Tilton R.C.A.F
Navigator R.W.Bartlett R.C.A.F
Air bomber D.D.Bidwell R.C.A.F
Air gunner W.N.Ingleton R.C.A.F
Air gunner E.W.Hare R.C.A.F
W/op Sgt D.Sutcliffe R.A.F
Update the Buckle has been identified as coming from a 18th century shoe not aircraft but still nice to find
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Crew = Leading Aircraft man J. T .Key
Leading Aircraft man J .Chrystal
Sgt E .J. Keightley
Sgt J.G. Shepherd [Pilot]
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Parts were placed back on site where I hope they remain as a small testament to the young men who died here!
Sunday, 17 May 2015
The parts were carefully replaced in the pool and a further visit planned .