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An aluminium propeller that was retrieved from the wreckage of the Heinkel III crash, from the home of the Jewish Phillips family, Newport, 13 September 1940. The propeller was badly warped upon impact, has a missing tip sheared off, and is attached to a steel camshaft.

The parents, Mr and Mrs Phillips, survived the crash - they climbed down from the second-floor bedroom window using bed sheets. Unfortunately, their two children Malcolm and Myrtle (who were sleeping on the ground floor) could not get away in time. It is believed that after Malcolm first alerted his parents, he ran back to the rear of the house to save his sister and their pet spaniel, but all three were lost to the fire. A headstone for Malcolm and Myrtle can be found in St Woolos Jewish cemetery in Newport to commemorate their bravery, and the devastating loss inflicted upon the Newport Jewish Community. A more detailed account of the crash can be found in an article published by the South Wales Argus: https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/13408747.Read_how_a_German_bomber_crashed_on_a_Newport_street_killing_two_teenagers/.

Depository: Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

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