Friday, 23 September 2011


The items shown are parts of R1268 that were retrieved at the time of the crash and have not spent the last 71 years in the ground.  They were collected by a local after the recovery crew had left and have been in storage in a private collection ever since.  The four pieces are well marked and should be easily identifiable as being from a Wellington 1c.  I acquired them from a man who lives only four or five miles from the scene of the crash.  R1268 is the only Mk 1c EVER to crash in this area.  I will try to make a positive identification of the parts and their functions and identify them here later.

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