The engine cowling from Harris' Skua. The paint was very well preserved after all these years. Most of the parts we found were green and some yellow.
L2992 was claimed shot down at time 14.02, by Ofw.Herbert Schob (pilot) and Ogefr.Pape (WO/Gunner) Time must be wrong. The attack took place at night time. The striking force made landfall at the North of Halten Lighthouse at 01.23.
803.Squadron Fleet Air Arm " Ark Royal" 7L: L2992 13.06 1940
Eight of the Fifteen Skuas from 800 and 803 Squadron,were shot down during their attack on the German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in Trondheim harbour. Two of them were shot down by Messerschmitts here. Skua 7L:L2992 crashed into the hillside above the farm at Kjøra. The two pilots were brought to Orkdal hospital, but Sub Lieutenant John Anthony Harris died just after arrival. Naval Airman Stuart Rex Douglas Stevenson died at the hospital a year later 31.5 1941
Skua 7A L2896 ditched
into the Orkdalsfjord at Kjøra. Lieutenant Peter Evelyn Fanshawe and Lt/Cdr. John Casson were rescued by
locals and spent the rest of the war as PoW at Stalag Luft III. They were shot down by Ofw.E. Sawallisch of II./JG 77.