These small pieces of aluminium were obviously not too close to the source of fire after impact as they have not
melted, and still carry traces of the original paint from the aircaft (right hand piece). Large parts of Halifax
bombers were made of aluminium and the painted parts were often outer skin which did not need to be armour
plated or perhaps inner skin which might have been painted (in this case black).
It was found at the crash site of Halifax V9977 at a depth of 3 inches (7cm).