A pensioner may have found a clue to unlock the mystery of a piece of aircraft wreckage he found during a family crabbing trip.
Leonard Potter and his grandson James Gathercole found the large piece of aluminium washed up at Holme last month.
Mr Gathercole dragged the wreckage from the beach using a piece of rope before taking it back to Mr Potter’s home in Hunstanton.
Retired RAF serviceman Mr Potter has spent hours cleaning off the metal and fuel pump from years in the sea in the hopes of gleaning some piece of information which might lead to the identification of the aircraft it once belonged to.
Earlier attempts to identify the aircraft have proved fruitless.
He has found the serial number 87220AX7 on the base of the fuel pump and 282BS375/B on a clip.
The Lynn News has approached Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum, in West Walton, along with the Imperial War Museum.
Mr Potter said: “It has taken a lot to bring up those numbers. I had to put hydrochloric acid and use steel wool on it.
“I am hoping it might open up the mystery. It is an interesting subject.”
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