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Frank Cronin
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USMC FG-1D, of MCVG-4, 1945

June 24, 2013 · in Aviation · · 12 · 1.9K

This aircraft was flown by LtCol Donald K.Yost USMC. Commanding officer of MCVG-4 in the Okinawa area aboard USS Cape Gloucester CVE-109, Yost is credited with 8 victories. He retired from USMC in 1959 as a BGen.
This model was made out of the box except for the decals. They are BarracudaCals which is a great sheet.

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  1. wow...that's a great looking bent wing frank...i can't take my eyes off it

  2. very nice Frank I like it

  3. Terrific work, Frank! I love the escort carrier markings you chose, too.

  4. Excellent work on the model, Frank.

    If you go to, you can find out a whole lot more about Marine Carrier Air Groups aboard CVEs with Adam's series on VMTB-145 and their experiences on the USS Gilbert Islands, should there be any "history buff's" among us.

  5. Love the South Pacific faded/dusty look. Great job.

  6. awesome- Imagine when Tamiya releases their 1/48 F4U-1D- that scheme would be pretty stunning in the larger scale!

  7. Unusual scheme, rarely see anything other than white on the overall GSB. Nice, I appreciate the history that goes along with the builds shown here on imodeler lately. Nicely done Frank.

  8. I agree with Chuck. Another great job by the wat

  9. said on July 1, 2013

    Frank .. the ol' gull wing IS a piece of art .. the F4U's we had at Olathe,Ks NAS in the 50's was an experience one don't forget, from the sounds, to the was it looked from the flight line, of VMF-215 ..later RBH

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