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#1 Garandguy56

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:34 PM

Just picked up this tail section off of a Fw 190 fighter. Looks like it has some nice camo paint on it and the best part is that it has the original owner's name on it (a Lt Colonel but I can't make out the name so if anyone could help that would be very appreciated!).

 

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:37 PM

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#4 Garandguy56

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:41 PM

Type of plane for reference.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

That...is...amazing!  Congrats on a great find! 



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:08 PM

Can you get better pictures of the name?

What a super bringback. Simply wonderful.
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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:12 PM

Awesome piece!  Too bad the Werknummer is scratched out, otherwise you'd probably be able to ID the exact airplane it came from and how it was downed! 
A higher res shot of the Lt. Col.'s name and the unit might help.  I'm wondering if he was in an AAA unit or an AAF unit.  

Great find!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:20 PM

Awesome piece! I just love these. I have one from a downed Me 109 on Sicily. Hope you have luck finding out the name of the US veteran.

Paul



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:22 PM

Do you know Roger Gaemperle, the German aircraft expert who lives in Switzerland? He may be able to give you more info on the type of FW it came from as he is an expert on FW 190's and Me 262s and a really nice guy to boot.

Paul



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:24 PM

So far it looks like "Lt. Col. Wm. F. B????"

#11 Garandguy56

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:37 PM

Here are some close-ups

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:48 PM

Great find. Congrats!

#14 Garandguy56

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:50 PM

Thanks, everyone! I'm really hoping to do the research and maybe get an idea of where this came from!



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 02:03 AM

If you wet the name a bit with a sponge the name might become a bit clearer?



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:33 AM

Lt. Col Wm. F. B____________


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 08:54 AM

Please update when you get more information. What a great piece. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 12:26 PM

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#19 Garandguy56

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 03:35 PM

Thanks so much! That definitely helps a bit. Now we need to find a Lt. Col. that lines up.



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 07:59 PM

Just picked up this tail section off of a Fw 190 fighter. Looks like it has some nice camo paint on it and the best part is that it has the original owner's name on it (a Lt Colonel but I can't make out the name so if anyone could help that would be very appreciated!).
 
Enjoy!


Nice find. Yard sale find?

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:55 PM

Very Nice! Congrats on a great find.  I picked up one several years ago and eventually figured out it was off a 190.  I got it directly from the vets son. Yours is in much better shape.  I think mine came home folded in a back pack. 

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 07:28 AM

That's a great and very valuable piece. Great find and thanks for sharing! I'd love to find something like that some day. 

 

JD



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 08:45 AM

Very Nice! Congrats on a great find.  I picked up one several years ago and eventually figured out it was off a 190.  I got it directly from the vets son. Yours is in much better shape.  I think mine came home folded in a back pack. 

 

Great piece!



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Posted 14 December 2016 - 01:52 PM

excellent wall hanger!...nice



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 04:43 AM

Now that's an interesting bring back!  Thanks for sharing.




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