Pieces Horsa found at Arnhem

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  1. Jeroen

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    These pieces of glider material were found last Thursday at Landing Zone ‘L’ in Arnhem (‘Johanna Hoeve'). This area was used during the battle of Arnhem as a landing zone for 30 gliders which flew in from Keevil and Tarrant Rushton to bring the Transport, Anti Tank Guns, Medics etc. of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group on September 19th (D+2), about 15:15.

    After the battle the gliders were set on fire by the Germans, and most of the pieces of the gliders were burnt. But some remain pieces, as I said, were found last Thursday.

    Now my question. I attached a photo of the things that were found. My question is if anyone can tell me more about the information on the discs? I would be very pleased to get much as information as possible.

    Also I want to know if there is a refence were I can find what those modification numbers mean. Where were they used for.

    First metal tag:
    HORSA
    WALW/AS74
    DRG N0634029
    MODS
    ISS6

    Second metal tag:
    HORSA
    CHBL/AS/S272

    Third metal tag:
    HORSA
    Serial No. 3159

    I hope that we can identify the aircraft, pilots and their load at one time or link them to a Chalk Number.

    Best regards,

    Jeroen
    Arnhem, Holland
     
  2. Crazy

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    Welcome to the site, Jeroen! :D

    I'm afraid I don't know what these numbers mean off-hand. I'll look into it, and I'm sure others here will as well :study:
     
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    G'day Jeroen!

    Did you ever get the info you requested?

    The only one I'm sure of is the DWG NO - Drawing no. (design no.), and the MODS is possibly Ministry of Defence Stores/ Stock, or something similar.

    The AS could refer to Airspeed, the manufacturer, as you probably already know ( The Horsa was the Airspeed AS.51)


    Evan
     
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