World War II aircraft dataplates
Aircraft carried manufacture dataplates
Aircraft carried manufacture dataplates, that listed
the aircraft's serial number or Manufacture number, date of construction
or other data. These dataplates adorned aircraft, engines or
individual components. For aircraft wrecks, finding one of these plates
allows confirmation of an aircraft's exact identity, and thus unlocks
its exact history. Sought after by souvenir hunters or airplane collectors,
most known crash sites are stripped of dataplates, sometimes even during
the war by
hunting soldiers or later by visitors to the wreck.
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