Hawker Tempest Mk. V EJ803
James Atkinson went to Germany on the 29th December 2014 to see Malcolm Edwards' crash site and grave. The exact impact point has been located and various parts found.
Update: The part marked 34164 is now identified. See letter from RAF Museum, Hendon, below.
Dear Mr Atkinson,
The part number 34164 matches up with the supercharger pick-up lever in the Hobson engine control box located in the Tempest V's cockpit. I have attached a copy of the relevant pages from AP2458B, C & D Volume 3 Tempest Mk. II, V & VI: Schedule of spare parts (027101) and AP2458C Tempest V aircraft. Sabre IIA engine (020119). The "CH" in front of the number in the published reference probably indicates the manufacturer H. & M Hobson Ltd. Hobsons were a well-known carburettor manufacturer with links with the French engineer Claudel, hence CH (Claudel-Hobson).
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