First World War - War in the Air

windscreen, SE5a

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Catalogue number
  • EPH 9003
Materials
  • Seal / Edging: rubber
  • Windscreen: glass
  • Windscreen: plastic
Dimensions
  • Overall: Length 305 mm
  • Overall: Height 158 mm
  • Overall: Depth 7 mm
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: windscreen, SE5a
  • SIMPLE NAME: REL
Object Type
relic
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

Label

Windscreen from the SE5a in which Major James McCudden had his fatal accident on 9 July 1918. On his way to take command of No. 60 Squadron in France, McCudden landed briefly at Auxi-le-Chateau aerodrome. When he took off again his engine stalled and the aircraft crashed. McCudden died of his injuries later that day.

History note

Ref. VC register, p. 200.

Physical description

Glass windscreen with rubber seal

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