Heinkel He 177 excavation in UK

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  1. Julian Evan-Hart

    Julian Evan-Hart New Member

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    Hello all, thought Id add this as my first thread....a few weeks back I excavated a Heinkel He 177 in the UK. I think this was the first organised excavation to take place of this type in UK. this Heinkel was shot down on 18-19th April 1944 by a Mosquito night fighter from 410 Squadron...in 2010 the Mosquito Navigators family who reside in New Zealand contacted me and supplied me with rare 1944 photographs of the Heinkel crash site invaluable for locating precise point of crash. Metal detecting located the precise point...sadly main wreckage had come down in a flat spin and hardly impacted ground at all..however plexiglas, 13mm cannon shell cases, airframe and rubber components were all located and are currently undergoing conservation. If anyone would like to view the excavation a short film is on Youtube on the following link. Hope you enjoy it



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS3P-AqEZqY


    Kind regards Jules
     
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    Great first post Jules ! Interesting stuff and good video, thanks for posting.
     
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    Interesting post Jules. The identity of this particular aircraft has been no doubt established?
     
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    Awesome Jules!
     
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    Great first thread. Enjoyed the video and great to see the next generation getting in there at the end.
    :)
     
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    Hi Crimea River....yes identity is code 6N+AK, Werke Nummer 332379, shot down 18th-19th April 1944, all crew known 4 POW 2 Killed...cheers Julian
     
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    Thanks for the positive comments everyone. I will try to be as frequent a visitor as I can be here as Ive got quite abit of stuff to post. However like many of us am well busy.......in my case writing books and magazine articles, apart from being an aviation "digger" Im also a metal detectorist and a Dad so have achieved a busy life.
    Cheers to you all....Jules
     
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    Great post Jules, thanks! Do you have any other excavations planned?

    Evan
     
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    Interesting post! Keep us posted on the developments of this aircraft and any others.
     
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