Plane part to ID

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  1. Shinhaevel

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    Found in a place of plane crash.
    Number of this part is AF43-42004

    Probably it's B-24, B-25, B-17 or something similar.
    Could you help me?

    Regards,
    Shin
     
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    Just a guess...oxygen pressure regulator?
     
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    If I am not wrong made by Eclipse Aviation Corporation Eclipse -Pioneer.
     
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    It's post-1943
    that's when Pioneer became the Eclipse-Pioneer Division of Bendix Aviation
    I'll go for oxygen regulator too
     
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    Many Thank's!

    Could you tell me, in which models of plane was this part used?

    Best regards,
    Shin
     
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    #6 FLYBOYJ, Jun 28, 2010
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    The AF43 of that number is the Vendor Code for Bendix Aviation. The rest of the number is the serial number. Hard to tell if that's the face or rear of the unit. It was probably used in multiple aircraft. Do you have info on the crash site?
     
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    #7 Shinhaevel, Jun 28, 2010
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    It was found near Kedzierzyn-Kozle
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kędzierzyn-Koźle

    Probably plane from 15th Air Force. But I'm not sure, my friend found it... I'll ask him for more informations.

    Shin

    EDIT

    The most probably is that is a B24 Liberator from 450th Bombardment Group. My friend said that.
     
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    Post your pictures to this forum Heavy Very Heavy Bombers
    There are several ww2 veterans around there, even former flight engineers of B-17s and B-24s.
    There´s a chance.
     
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    Great pic.

    Actually it was used in the B-24 as well and probably several other aircraft
     
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    Good find
    you can see the faded D and you can see the 'stamp' of the M in the OP's original pic

    Now that I know it's DEMAND you can see the E and the A too :)
     
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    And here in the "Pilot training manual for the Flying Fortess B-17"

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    B-24J-155-CO-44-40332
    United States Consolidated B-24 Heavy Bomber COCKPIT PARTS

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    "Four Oxygen Regulator Mounts (left photo). Each mount contained one Type A-12 or A-12A Oxygen Regulator,
    AN 6021-1 Oxygen Pressure Gage and AN 6029-1 Oxygen Flow Indicator. One mount was located on either side of the Pilot and Co-Pilot"
     
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