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Recovered Radio Station Section

The importance of researching for missing airman Sgt Stephen P. Wulderk is connected to what of the radio section was remaining at the wreck site or what was on the wreck site before clean-up.  This would be the hope in the best shot of locating him with the chance he remained in the ship as it went down. There are other theories for his whereabouts, but finding the crash location and recovering as much of the radio section that was found, as possible is not only a great streak of luck but a blessing.

What was recovered as far as the communications system? highlighted areas show what equipment has been identified and is now in the radio section exhibit.


To start from the beginning, the next photos will show the radio equipment found in its first condition. Progression to the finished result will be shown in order.

This is the BC-306 Antenna Tuning Unit at the time of recovery.

Below right is the unit after cleaning. It was flattened and all the internal components were inside. The cabinet was reformed into the original shape as much as possible. Later the internal components and structure were rebuilt to show its original form.


In this photo, the presence of the Antenna Tuner is also accompanied by the TU-6B tuning unit with the internal components of the tuning and variable capacitor tuner. The TU-6B is one of seven TUs which comprise a part of the Radio Set SCR-287. 


Here the case for the antenna tuner BC-306 is being reformed into the rectangular box it once was, also the internal antenna winding can be seen inside.

Finished results of the BC-306 and TU-6B


The left side was modified to open to show the internal antenna windings for the different ranges. 

The TU-6B Tuning Unit, Frequency range 3000 - 4500 Kc, 28vlt DC
Built by General Electric Co.

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