Aircraft Findings

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CMC 329 GPH Aircraft Fuel Pump Designed by MC Manufacturing Company Detroit Found at Burtonwood 10th of May 2015

It's a filter from a Bendix Stromberg PD-12H2 carburettor, as fitted to Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 engines on B-17s.

This is the Same Grill/Filter Actually Fitted
to a Stromberg PD-12H2 Carburettor


 

Concur, link ejection chute from a .50 cal aircraft
machine gun manufactured in this case by Emerson.

Part Found at Burtonwood 5th of October 2014?

There are a variety of numbers engraved
and stamped on this item.

There is:

GR-ET

SP 3572 - 2

RD24606

ET740E

Thanks again to Paul Bellamy for the Info.

Another View of The Item Above

Type AN-B-10 100- 1600 Lb's Bomb Shackle
Found at Burtonwood 5th of October 2014

The bomb shackle was clipped to a bomb
and then installed in the bomb bay.

The shackle held the bomb in the rack and was tripped
by an electrical release unit to drop the bomb.

The shackle remained on the aircraft and was re-used.

The following numbers can clearly be seen on the bomb shackle on this image below:

Order Number W-535-AC-27778 (on the left hand side)

43D10158 (on the right hand side lower down)

Updated 30th of March 2014
 

Fuel Tank Filler Port (flap) Cover (inside)

Found on the 30th of March
2014 at Burtonwood

part number: 4138119

(546 is also above that number)

Any ideas of which aircraft this is from?

Close up View of Above Fuel Tank
Filler Port (flap) Cover (inside)

part number: 4138119

(546 is also above that number
in a sort of square shape)

Any ideas of which aircraft this is from?

Fuel Tank Filler Port (flap) Cover (outside)

Found on the 30th of March
2014 at Burtonwood

There is some writing in ink on this but
we cannot make it out clearly?

It looks like it says:

'Fuel Tank Filler'

Any ideas of which aircraft this is from?

Side 1 of a Slightly Rounded Black
4" Disk - Bolted to Plexiglass

Found on the 30th of March
2014 at Burtonwood

Side 2 of a Slightly Rounded Black
4" Disk - Bolted to Plexiglass

Found on the 30th of March
2014 at Burtonwood

This part is built into the roof of the navigators astrodome.

The centre metal has an inside thread to support the weight of a navigators sextent.

This was sometimes used because the sextent was quite heavy to hold.

Here is an image showing the item actually on the roof of the astrodome.

Propeller Barrel Assembly Housing

Found on the 23rd of March
2014 at Burtonwood

Any ideas of which aircraft this is from?

Window Frame

Found on the 23rd of March
2014 at Burtonwood

The part number in a circle is 138

Any ideas of which aircraft this is from?

Same Window Frame as
Above Cleaned up

Side 1

Same Window Frame
Not Yet Cleaned

Side 2

B-17 Fuel Tank Filler Cap.

Found on the 19th of January
2014 at Burtonwood

Part Number: 3-20755

Photo Below is a Bracket Part.

(Found at Burtonwood Today
18th of August 2013)

The Part Numbers Stamped On it are:

24 (in a circle) 32E1503-6

Assembly Number 32E1503

Faint ink stamp with date May 25th 1944

Faint Number is 195

Thanks to Paul Bellamy For Identifying the part as:

32E1503-6

32= B-24 Liberator
E = Electrical system

Other than that, it's the 6th part of sub-assembly 1503



 

Photo Below is a Main Switch Cover.

It is a Main Switch For 'Gun Off'
Left Hand & Right Hand 'Gun Off'.

The Part Numbers Stamped
On it On The Reverse Side Are:

T1283

AM

J27

P-51 Mustang Wing Bomb Rack

The Part Numbers
Stamped On it Are:

109-63117

AN D78 (In a Circle)

Part numbers prefixed 109 are originally for the P-51D.

The casting is a bit corroded, so the number is 109-63117:

Support Assembly, Wing Bomb Rack, Rear, Left Hand.

Component part of 109-63218: Mechanism Assembly, Bomb Rack, LH.


(Thanks again to Paul Bellamy for his help finding out what this item was for and which aircraft it was fitted on as well)

 


 

Photo Below is Part of The Exhaust System.

It is a Starboard-Side Exhaust Manifold Sleeve From a P-47 Thunderbolt.

The Part Numbers Stamped On it Are:

BUHL 171-2-2

89P87132 2

C-89-67-132-2


89-prefixed parts are from a P-47.

The letter indicates which section of the airframe it belongs in, P = powerplant, i.e. the engines and related items.

The next two letters indicate the subsystem, 67 = Installation, Exhaust System.

This is a sleeve from a P-47 starboard-side exhaust manifold section joint.

The matching sleeve for the port side is 89P67132-3.

Found at Burtonwood
23rd of June 2013.

(Thanks again to Paul Bellamy for his help finding out what this item was for and which aircraft it was fitted on as well)
 

Photo Below is Part of The Exhaust
System From a P-47 Thunderbolt.

The Part Numbers Stamped On it Are:

BUHL 171-2-9

89P67107

C-89-67-107

We can't find item 89P67107 specifically listed anywhere but, as noted above, the 89P67xxx number means it also has to be part of a P47 exhaust system.

Found at Burtonwood
23rd of June 2013.

(Thanks again to Paul Bellamy for his help finding out what this item was for and which aircraft it was fitted on as well)
 


 

Photo Below is Part of The Exhaust
System From a B-24 Liberator.

The Part Numbers Stamped On it Are:

1-2884

SOLAR

32P1721

32-prefixed parts are from a B-24.

Again, the letter indicates which section of the airframe it belongs in, thus 32P = B-24 powerplant.

This is an exhaust section from between one of the the forward bank of cylinders and the collector ring.

Solar is the sub-contractor who supplied this particular part, the Solar Aircraft Co.

Found at Burtonwood
23rd of June 2013.

(Thanks again to Paul Bellamy for his help finding out what this item was for and which aircraft it was fitted on as well)
 

Photo Below is a Casting
Support Rudder Trim Tab
Control From a B-17


Boeing

9-5067-1

DH

Found at Burtonwood
16th of June 2013.

(Thanks again to Paul Bellamy for his help finding out what this item was for and which aircraft it was fitted on as well)
 

Aircraft Aluminium P47 Supercharger Wastegate Shroud, With Part Number Visible As Shown in Photos.

Found at Burtonwood 26th of May 2013.

The bulge at the top is to clear the flap operating mechanism, so the post and starboard shrouds are mirror images.

Please Note: This one is a starboard one (Right Side) and we found another one of these in 2012 & not far from this newer one, although that one was a portside one (Left Side).

More info on the portside one can be found on this page further down.
 

Close-up Of Part Number:

89P67146R

Newcomer.

We would just like to mention here that we were contacted by a very proud mum (Jayne) asking us if we could help out with information regarding the history and layout of the USAAF Burtonwood base during WW2.

The story goes that after buying a house in the Chapelford area of Warrington Jayne's 12 Year old daughter Megan became extremely interested in the history of the USAAF Burtonwood base.

And after after a few emails to each other Megan & her brother Aaron joined me and Malcolm on the base detecting for WW2 aircraft parts today the 26th of May 2013.

Here below is their photo of Megan holding the waste gate shroud in her hands that we all found.

Me & Malcolm are very proud of this young girl's interest and we applaud her.

Below is an M235 Trailing Wire Antenna Reel We Found at Burtonwood USAAF Today

We Think That This Might Be an Exhaust Manifold From a B-24 Liberator?

If you think differently then email us at:

 [email protected]

Part Number (stamped in ink in a circle) is:

19

The other serial numbers are:

12 930-12-13

Solar

32P1004-7

And on the large manufacturers label other numbers & manufacturers info can
easily be seen on the 3rd photo.

Found at Burtonwood on the 14th of October 2012.

Does Anyone Know What
Aircraft This is From?

If you do then email us at:

 [email protected]

Part Number (stamped in ink in a circle) is:

FBFW
24

Found at Burtonwood on the 9th of September 2012.


 

Yet Another Exhaust Manifold:

Part Number is:

5115224-6

5115224-6 is the part number for an exhaust collector
ring segment for a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp,
particularly for the C-47 and C-119 installations.

(Thanks again to Paul Bellamy for his help finding out what this item was for and which aircraft it was fitted on as well)

Found at Burtonwood on the 12th of August 2012.


 

Frontplate of an RT-1/APN-1 Transceiver

Part of the AN/APN-1 Radio

(Radar) Altimeter system:

Found at Burtonwood on the 22nd of April 2012.

Thanks to Paul Bellamy Regarding The
Research of Most of The Items on This Page.

 



Page Updated 1st April  2012

Group Picture of Our Latest Finds
(1st April) at Burtonwood USAAF Base.

Navigators Instruments All Found
Together at Burtonwood.

Please note: We Found Many More Than These But Some of Them Have Parts
Missing or Are Slightly Damaged.

Found at Burtonwood on the 1st of April 2012.
 

Page Updated 11th March 2012

Oxygen Cylinder - We Think it
Could be a 'Bale Out Bottle'?

Any Ideas?

Numbers on it Look Like:

E432

LARE

214 1/2

Found at Burtonwood on the 11th of March 2012.

Hydraulic Cylinder P-51D undercarriage fairing door (wheel cover) actuating strut.

106-58041: Strut Assembly

106-58702: Operating Strut End

Serial No. 10656-2304

Assem 106 58041

E38 106-58702

Found at Burtonwood on the 4th of March 2012.

Here's One Actually in
Place on a p-51 Mustang.

Technical Order For Replacement
of Piston Rod TO 01-60JE-19

We Aren't Sure What
This is Really?

We Thought it Was a Portable Oxygen Bottle Because it Has The Words 'POATAB' Written on The Top of The Cylinder (Photo 2 Below).

 It Also Has These Numbers Imprinted Around The Neck of The Cylinder:

'800 3-43'

Any Ideas What This Item is or ANY of
The Other items Are on our Site?

Contact: [email protected]

Found at Burtonwood 12th February 2012.

This is an Allison Engine Carburettor Grill From a P38-Lockhead Lightning.

It Also Has These Numbers
Imprinted on it:

'37364-G'

Found at Burtonwood 12th February 2012.

Aircrew Headphone Receivers.

Found at Burtonwood 29th January 2012.

Computer True Airspeed 
A.C. Type - G-1

Found at Burtonwood 29th January 2012.

We Aren't Sure About This Part?

It is Obviously an Aluminium Alloy Aircraft Part.

The Part Number is:

F912-499-63

If You Know What This Part is From Then E-Mail Us ....

Found at Burtonwood 23rd January 2012.

Air Cooling/Ducting Component off a P47 Thunderbolt.

The Part Number is:

EA-105871

Found at Burtonwood 23rd January 2012.

The ductwork (shown below) blows cooled air onto the engine's electrical generator.

However, the generator itself was a standard US supply item, Generator,
AC, No. 95-32274, designed &
built by......Fairchild.

Anyone Know What
This Part is From?

It is a Plexiglass Canopy Part With Olive Green Frame.

There is an Identification Symbol On This Part. It Has a Circle With
HT in the Top Half & Some More Letters Beneath it, But We Cannot Make Them Out?

Found at Burtonwood 23rd January 2012.

Basic Interphone Equipment From The Magnavox Company Fort Wayne Indiana.

Type RL-24C.

Found at Burtonwood 15th January 2012.

Aircraft Aluminium P47 Supercharger Wastegate
Shroud, With Part Number Visible As Shown in Photos.

Found at Burtonwood 15th January 2012.

Close-up Of Part Number:

89P67146L

Here's one in position, just aft
of the oil cooler outlets.

The bulge at the top is to clear the flap operating mechanism, so the post and starboard shrouds are mirror images.

Here's a port-side one like ours &
even the four bolt holes match up:

Navigator's Computer Time & Distance Dial (We Think?).

Found at Burtonwood around 15th January 2012.

USAAF Aircraft Cockpit Part.

Found at Burtonwood around July 2011.

The plexiglass frame is painted olive drab green on the outside & black on the inside, with 2 red-painted levers with catches on, which move up and down a yellow sign with red writing, which reads 'Emergency Use Only'.

I have looked on Google images and found an image of the inside of a Liberator B24 & I think it looks exactly the same.

 

Curved Plexiglass.

Found at Burtonwood August 2011.

Diluter Demand Oxygen
Regulator Plate.

Found at Burtonwood August 2011.

Signal Corps US Army Radio Receiver &
Loop Rotator BC 470-E Made By
Air Communications-Inl.

Turbo Control Main
Junction Box Cover.

General Electric
Tachometer After Cleaning.

Hydraulic Part.

Does Anyone Have Any
Idea What This is?

General Electric
Tachometer Generator.

Exhaust Manifold.

Some Type of Hydraulic Part.

Zippo Lighter Found at Burtonwood
at Gate 4 Near to The Original
Entrance (Photo Below).

Photo Took in 1984.

This lighter belonged to L.E. Walrod. of The 22nd Air Refuelling Squadron.

On the reverse side of the lighter it has inscribed:

'England No. Africa Thule Newfoundland Alaska'

The Following Photos Are From a Classified Location
Near Burtonwood That Were Taken in 1995.

Aircraft Engine Mount.

Aircraft Engine Mount With Trees Growing Through The Middle of it.

Partly Buried Aircraft Aluminium Parts.

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