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Can you help?
Have you ever witnessed any aircraft crashes during World War Two? We are looking to hear from anyone with ANY information regarding aircraft crashes in the UK and Europe. Have you ever wanted to know more about why it crashed or perhaps you have often wondered about the pilots name, age etc. If so we can often help.
 
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WW2 Casualty Groups - RAF, Army, Navy. We will ensure their names are not forgotten.
 
WANTED
Volunteers wanted to attend museum during open weekends - would suit retired person within the Surrey/Sussex area.
 
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Aviation Archaeology - Mustang Recovery

 
THE TRAGIC LOSS OF ALEKSANDER PIETRZAK
POLISH PILOT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
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The Investigation & Recovery of Mustang FX876 15th September 2007
 

A minutes silcence was observed by the team as a remark of respect to the Aleksander PietrzaK who was thrown from the aircraft during the dive and was found several miles away. He now rests at Bury Lane Cemetery, Epping, Essex.

 
Hunt for Mustang III FX876
Deep searching for buired remains of Mustang III FX876
Hunt for Mustang III FX876
Carb temp gauge found at the crash site
Hunt for Mustang III FX876

Some surface finds including many .50 shell cases

Hunt for Mustang III FX876
More deep searching equipment is brought in to confirm the readings
Hunt for Mustang III FX876

Melvin with an ammo chute!

Hunt for Mustang III FX876
A selction of surface finds
Hunt for Mustang III FX876
Seat Harness buckle is unearthed
Excavation of Mustang III FX876
With all the permissions granted the dig commences with safety of prime importance!
Excavation of Mustang III FX876

Mel looks on as the digger removes the top soil which will be put back later

Excavation of Mustang III FX876
Deeper and deeper we go!
 
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