This small piece of melted aluminium is one of the more poignant items recovered from the crash site of Halifax V9977,
as it bears witness to the fire and incredible heat following the impact. Though now quite small, it was probably
once a part of a much larger componant made of aluminium. Halifax bombers, like all aircraft of the time,
had quite significant numbers of their componants made of the metal.
Of course, the weight of aluminium made it a very desirable material for aircraft manufacture.
Unfortunately, as demonstrated here, it often melted and even burned with a fierce intensity
It was found at thecrash site of Halifax V9977 at a depth of 5 inches (11cm).