Identification of Dornier prop ... Identified

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Identification of Dornier prop ... Identified

Postby chinaprop » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:02 am

Hello, I live on Faial, Azores and recently bought a Dornier prop. Anybody an idea what plane it belongs to? We have a lot of flying boat history here and I spend time scanning the archives now to discover more of it. It is 338.5 cm long and has a bore hole of 10.3 cm. Image Image Image
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Re: Identification of Dornier prop

Postby MrWidgeon » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:13 am

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Re: Identification of Dornier prop ... Identified

Postby chinaprop » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:11 pm

Hello,

I found out it is from a Spanish Build Dornier WAL-ultra which was piloted by Major Ramon Franco, brother of general Franco, and made a rough sea landing near the Island of Flores where he was rescued a few days later by the British aircraft carrier Eagle. Crew and plane were brought to Horta, Faial Island. The plane was repaired and one damaged propeller was left here on the island where I found it almost 9 decades later.
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