THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM
"If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say:' This was their finest hour!"
Winston Spencer Churchill; 1940.
|P3518||On August 11th 1974 we carried out our first dig, on Hawker Hurricane P3518 of 257sqdn|
|On the 18th September 1940 Flt.Lt. D.G. Parnall.|
|HAWKER HURRICANE P3234||Battle of Britain Hurricane of 73 squadron|
|Hawker Hurricane L1599||The excavation in 1977 of the 53rd production Hawker Hurricane of 56 Squadron North Weald|
|Twizzle Foot Bridge JU88-A4||JU88-A4 Crashed Twizzle Foot
Bridge, Burnham Essex
New 5th April 2005
|Hurricane P3966||The Excavation of Hurricane P3966, The pilot came to the museum to view the remains of his aircraft. including a photo page.|
|SPITFIRE R6625||On the 35th anniversary of the crash, we excavated the remains of this Battle of Britain Spitfire.14/9/40|
|B.17 of the 385th BG||On the 26th September 1943,
Two B-17s of the 385th Bomb Group collided over the
village of West Horndon, Essex, England. All crew members
bar one perished.
updated JUNE 2005 Great Ashfield Reunion
|P-47 DIG 1977||The excavation of an 8th Airforce P.47 Thunderbolt. 78th Fighter Group 82nd Fighter Squadron based at Duxford,1/10/44.|
|B.26 MARAUDER||March 8th 1944, two B.26
aircraft of the 344th Bomb Group 494th Bomb Squadron of
the USAAF 9th Airforce collided in mid-air over a village
in Essex, in 1975 we excavated the remains of one of
|Me 109 15/11/1940||On the 15th November 1940 a RAF Hurricane of 605 sqdn shot down a Me 109 over the village of Horndon-on-the-Hill in Essex|
|P- 51||Captain Willie Tanner of the 353rd fighter group|
|Junkers||A lone Junkers 88S-1 shot down by anti-aircraft fire in February 1944. Its radio operator returned to England to see the excavation in 1986.|
|65 Squadron RAF Mustang MkIII No FX996||
Wing Commander Reginald Joseph Cowan Grant, DFC and Bar, DFM, Royal New Zealand Air Force, age 29.
|HURRICANE AM280||Two Hurricane aircraft left Hunsdon airfield for a practice flight, one Pilot, and Two Hurricane's did not return, 26/11/42. excavated Easter "99".|
|Dornier 17z||The excavation of a Dornier 17 Laindon Essex|
|Me 110||On September 23rd 1984 we excavated the remains of a battle of Britain Me110 of the German Luftwaffe|
|Bristol Blenheim||Bristol Blenheim of 25 Squadron excavation 1975|