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58672: Trench art plane made by James Fenn

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posted on 2024-02-18, 15:10 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Trench art fighter plane made by James Fenn. He was village blacksmith at Bramfield, Suffolk, after the war.

Editor's Comment:
Base made from cut down 18 Pdr. shell case, manufactured in August 1916. Plane stand and rear fusilage made from two Lebel rounds (French small arms ammunition), rest of plane made from scrap brass.


Shoeing Smith 19360 James W. Fenn, Royal Field Artillery.

History

Identifier

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Creator

Fenn, James

Date

August 1916

Date Created

01/08/1916

Temporal Coverage

31/08/1916

Source

Artifact

Medium

Metal

Type

Memorabilia

Pages

1, 2, 3

Number of Pages

3

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Richard Marshall | Mrs J. M. Crane

Submission Event

Norwich and Norfolk Millennium Library Submission Day, 8th April 2008

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford