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Aircraft relic from 384 Bomb Group Grafton Underwood - Click for the bigger picture

Aircraft relic from 384 Bomb Group Grafton Underwood

Another item from our Grafton Underwood collection. We are unsure what part this is although we speculated could have formed part of the control column linkage as the central shaft twists which in turn rotates the drive via a 90 degree link at the base. It also moves forward and back. One thing for sure it is profusely marked and the fact it is clearly stamped ‘Boeing’ leads us to surmise, like the other parts we have listed today, this was another crash relic recovered from a B-17 Fortress. In addition to the Boeing l stamp it is marked BE and 43-8755 and elsewhere 43-8743, 43-8756, ALCOA-157R, U 995 and others stamps. So if any visitor to the site can confirm what and where this came from on the aircraft we can add a more authoritative description! Condition is generally good and the mechanism still works and one of the bolts is still wired. Measures 29 “ (74 cm)