THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM

THE EXCAVATION OF A B.26 MARAUDER 42-95981 OF THE USAAF 9th AIRFORCE

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  looking north-west at the dig 1975

 looking south east at the dig 1975.

ABOVE; A view looking west north west of the excavation 1975.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left; Ron Wingrave Cleaning the R-2800 at the museum in 1995. A new display is being constructed for the B.26 during 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE; THE MAKERS PLATE FROM THE R-2800 PRATT AND WHITNEY DOUBLE WASP ENGINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left To Right; Fred Dunn, Police Sgt, (standing)

Colin Wingrave, David Campbell (kneeling)

LEFT: THE .5 CAL BROWNING MACHINE GUN FOUND ON THE EXCAVATION, THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT BRENTWOOD POLICE STATION IN 1975, THE GUN WAS HANDED IN TO POLICE AS THE GUIDE LINES STATED. THE GUN WAS DESTROYED NOT LONG AFTER THIS PHOTO CALL WITHOUT DISCUSSION WITH THE GROUP.

 

 

 

 

Dave Thorndike With the R2800 moving to a new location early winter 2003

Dave Thorndike with the R2800 being moved into position ready to form the new display

 

A formation of 344th BG B.26s

 

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Colin Wingrave 16/1/2000

Updated 2004