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Part of an B-17F


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Centurion1982

I have recently acquired a piece of a crashed B-17F Flying Fortress. The piece was fished from the river were it crashed on June 22, 1943. The crash location is Opheusden, The Netherlands. The USAAF registration number of the plane is: 42-5880

 

What part of the plane is this? Ribs from the wing?

What is the hinge on the side?

 

Thanks,

Marcel

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Centurion1982

What do these markings mean?

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M1Garandy

Looks like a chunk of the wing spar, or of a wing rib as the construction is similar.

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18 hours ago, M1Garandy said:

Looks like a chunk of the wing spar, or of a wing rib as the construction is similar.

Bingo! That grey paint is bottom of wing.

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