Perspex panel

Perspex panel

Object ID

HOXE02,2017,12.02.34

Description

Part of a curved perspex panel from an aircraft. Evidence of possible combat damage. Excavated from a test pit dug into a USAAF rubbish dump in the parish of Hoxne, Suffolk.

Category

Military

Primary Material

Acrylic

Object Type

Aeroplane Part

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

WALBEA Archive

Method of Discovery

Excavation

Context

HOXE02,203

Height

163 mm

Width

240 mm

Thickness

5 mm

Weight

117 g

About the Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

After the end of the Second World War, an airfield in the vicinity of Hoxne began clearing the base. One of sites chosen to dispose of the waste was a pond in the parish of Hoxne. In November 2016, Operation WALBEA’s project team excavated two small test pits into this feature.

Site Location:

Hoxne Operation WALBEA dig