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photoblog image The Royal Air Force in Holland

The Royal Air Force in Holland

 

Believe it or not, this is the engine of an English plane that was shot down during WWII

into the Biesbosch swampy preserve area of Werkendam, NL, near where we live.

The plane and the remains of the pilot were found in 1994.

 (at the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, NL)

 

 

The Royal Air Force in Holland

 

Believe it or not, this is the engine of an English plane that was shot down during WWII

into the Biesbosch swampy preserve area of Werkendam, NL, near where we live.

The plane and the remains of the pilot were found in 1994.

 (at the Biesbosch Museum in Werkendam, NL)

 

 

comments (33)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 May 2014, 00:48
Your magic has turned it into an object of beauty, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Ray! Thank you.
So glad you told us...I know I'd never figure it out...but so cool!
Ginnie Hart: We saw tons of RAF planes at our meet-up in Cosford, Robin, including many airplane engines. But THIS one was found just 6 miles away from where we live here in Holland. So weird, isn't it!
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 21 May 2014, 03:14
Interesting image. It's hard to believe that something from WWII was only found 10 years ago.
Ginnie Hart: Or 20 years ago, yes! It makes you wonder how many more items from that war will be found in the years to come, Hollie, all over Europe!
Beauty in a deadly machine.
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't have said it better, Michael.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2014, 04:35
The board-gunner was lost in action and was finally returned home to his last resting place.
Amazing that this 'piece of metal' has such an history.
Wonderful treatment, love the colours. (Hollie meant 20 years)
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. It makes you wonder what other war items have yet to be found all over Europe from that terrible war!
I agree with Ray Ginnie. Very good work. Beautiful image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Scotia.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2014, 05:58
An amazing image Ginnie: it looks hardly damaged at all
Ginnie Hart: It really is mind-blowing, Chris. At the RAF museum I asked Astrid how in the world anyone could have ever figured out how to make an airplane engine! HOW?????
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, England
  • 21 May 2014, 06:59
Looks like metallic coral, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Now that's one way to put it, Lisl. I quite like that thought. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 21 May 2014, 07:17
Do you suppose that Chadair could acquire this for its spare parts division Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Chad. grin (Astrid will like that, too.)
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 21 May 2014, 07:33
Une belle pièce
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear JP.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 21 May 2014, 07:47
J'aime les objets rouillés et ceux-là sont très bien mis en valeur autant par le cadrage que par le rendu de la rouille. Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Marie. Rusty objects are so wonderful for us photographers, aren't they!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2014, 08:08
Remarkably well preserved in the swamp. It would certainly represent an upgrade for the Chadair fleet.
Ginnie Hart: It surprised us, Mike, because of how in tact it still was after all those years! I think Chad would be honored and delighted to add it to his fleet. smile
very interesting shot! would not have known what it was if not for the text. reminds me a little of the drill bits used in drilling oil wells
Ginnie Hart: It still surprises me, Ayush, that it's this in-tact after all those years in the water!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2014, 08:52
Ah.. now I thought this was something from RAF Cosford. It looks in remarkably good condition (but then I guess its a bit like how the Mary Rose has survived in the mud.)
Ginnie Hart: I purposely put it up today because of our recent meet-up in Cosford, Alan. The connection still amazes me.
You've done a brilliant job on this Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. smile
Wow. An exquisite shot Ginnie. Beautiful detail
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Janet.
I would never guess it was one engine but what do I know. Well treated.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Mary. It was pretty monstrous, to be honest. Thanks.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 21 May 2014, 10:41
A great capture Ginnie with very interesting information regarding this old engine. Must have been quite a found after so many years !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette. It amazes me that it looks this good after all those years in the swampy water.
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 21 May 2014, 11:11
Lovely vintage style photo congenial to this old engine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, HF. I did try to do it justice. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 May 2014, 11:44
Very dramatic and you did the memory proud with the conversion and presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I would never have guessed that this was a plane's engine, Ginnie. With your special touch you've converted it to look like a work of art.

It must have been a comfort for the pilot's family to have his remains found after all those years.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. I'm very sure the family breathed a sigh of relief after all those years! It makes you wonder what else is out there ready to be found!
c'est quoi ?
Ginnie Hart: In my text I explain it, Keyouest. Are you able to put it into a translator?

Croyez-le ou pas, c'est le moteur d'un avion anglais qui a été abattu pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale dans le Biesbosch marécageuses préserver zone de Werkendam, NL, près de là où nous vivons.
Le plan et les restes de la pilote ont été trouvés en 1994.
Fantastic image, fantastic the old enginesmile Greetings
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Zielona. It's fun, isn't it.
I'm not even going to try and work out how many cylinders that thing had, what a great find for you and the person who dug it up.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Brian. It still amazes me that anyone thought it up in the first place!
  • Shane
  • England
  • 21 May 2014, 15:44
Such a great photo ginnie.....done a great job
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Shane.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2014, 15:58
The textures in this are amazing Ginnie. My grandfather was shot down over Holland in the war and a very kind farmer and his daughter took him in and fed him, at a time when Holland was occupied and many people were starving. he never forgot their kindness
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story, Sarah. How very sweet. I have just shared it with Astrid.
love the tint here Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ronky!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 May 2014, 17:37
Great treatment Ginnie, it looks a photogenic piece of history
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne, and definitely. It really means a lot more to me now after having been at the RAF Mueseum in Cosford!
You've made a beauty of this engine Ginnie! Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2014, 19:31
How to make an engine look pretty smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I really tried, Cherry. smile
A very poignant find!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely stunning and sobering, Tom.
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 22 May 2014, 21:17
Oh, a good engine, a burst of the old metal material that I like
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pat. It sure kept its charisma!
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 22 May 2014, 22:25
Math was never my strong suit.
Ginnie Hart: LOL! grin

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