Unidentified Grave

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by archivist, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    I don't think any propeller blade will do more than identify the type(s) of aircraft fitted with it. In this case you have another Wellington in the vicinity so even identifying it as being from a Wellington doesn't pin down any position, it could have been dragged for miles in a fishing net for example...
    but it's proving to be a very interesting thread.
     
  2. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    If the original propeller could be found, and markings that positively identified it to the specific aircraft, well and good. However, even if that is possible, the chances of doing that are extremely remote. So I have more or less given up on that.

    It is not critical to the story but it would have been nice to be able to show the picture to family members of the crew - just a last, tangible artefact linked to their family member.
     
  3. Red Goblin

    Red Goblin Senior Member

  4. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    Fascinating! Oh, how I wish we had some underwater fell walkers who could do the same!

    Neville
     
  5. Brendan Maguire

    Brendan Maguire New Member

    Hi I know this post is old but are you still looking for the wellington I know where it is.
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello and welcome
    im sure the whereabouts of the Wellingtons position would be useful if you could post it here
     
  7. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Doesn't the Protection of Military Remains Act come into play?
     
  8. Brendan Maguire

    Brendan Maguire New Member

    the prop that was lifted should have been reported as it still belongs to the goverment. I am the guy in the picture that lifted the props off the jigs up and had additional info for you on the Wellington.
     
  9. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    I would like to know anything at all about this crash and the families of the men are obviously interested
     
  10. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    I don't think so because all the bodies were recovered
     

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