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  1. Hello, maybe a Moderator could move the Thread to Archaeology - WW1 to the end of the cold war forum - thats maybe more useful. Thank you john1950 I think the story that goes with any artifact is the most important thing. Without the story behind it, it's just a lifeless piece of metal, wood or paper.
  2. Hello, this thread is about the B-17F-15-BO # 42-30727 'FIGHTIN' BITIN' and its crew - they belonged to the 367th "Clay Piegeons" Bomb Squadron of 306th Bomb Group. They were shot down on the 2nd Schweinfurt-Raid on 14th Ocotber 1943, from Feldwebel Emil Schmelzingers Bf109G-6 from "9. Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 1 " The bombers of the 306th Bomb Group took off from Thurleigh airfield and got attacked by 300 german fighters over Germany. In the Frankfurt area 'FIGHTIN' BITIN' - the pilot was 1st Lt. William C Bisson - got heavy attacked by
  3. The frontwheels of the german "Generatorwagen M-16" look similiar but theyre much bigger. about h the double size. https://www.oupsmodel.com/vehicules-militaire-135/75110-plus-model-514-generatorwagen-m-16-wehrmacht-135.html
  4. Some new photos, the "red dots" are painted on a flat cirular surface - about 22mm There is also some letters - I think its french " côté opposé" and something like 31 or 81 BAX or "BIBAX" at the bottom are some numbers, but hard to read. côté opposé means "opposite side" The other one has no visible markings. So it seems to be french...
  5. Hello Gordon_M, yes it could be something like that , thank you for your answer - in Germany these wheels are called "Triplex" or "K-Rad" - usually they were made of cast iron and very massive. Now I have to find a verhicle that fits
  6. some new photos, the wheels have red painted dots/markings around the wheel ... tomorrow Im going to remove the rust
  7. Hello, I will clean them this week, they were in rainwater for 2 weeks , to soak. We found lots of these parts next to the wheels, theyre massive and heavy. Maybe they can help ... Of course they could be from another vehicle, but who knows... The scale in in centimeter greetings Toni
  8. Hello David, thanks for your answer, your opinion makes sense. It could theoretically also be a loot vehicle, we also had French, Czech and Russian parts of vehicles or artillery there ...It will be difficult to find out where it belongs.... First we thought it would be a farming machine, but the red,grey and sandcolors say clearly Wehrmacht. Toni
  9. Hello, my name is Toni, im from Germany, living in the area between Frankfurt and Würzburg. I found two of these "wheels" - I think theyre sprockets /driving wheels from a german halftrack - but I couldnt find any verhicle thats fits 100%. The wheel has red, grey and sandcolored remains on it, it was found on a "vehicle collection point" near Frankfurt, where verhicles from the Wehrmacht, but also from wrecked US tanks or other verhicles were collected, to get srcaped later , or when useful for civilians, repaired and reissued. Maybe someone can
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