Painted Aluminium

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).

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