USAF Memphis Belle Crewman, WWII, 120mm Verlinden figure
Another 120mm resin Verlinden figure, this one is a crewman of the famous Memphis Belle B-17 bomber, the 1st one to have successfuly finished 25 missions (which allowed the crew members to “retire”, back to the US; some did it, but others volunteered for other war theatres) .
This one was far more complicated than the USAF Fighter Pilot posted before, as it has a lot of details, different colors, etc. Nowadays I don’t think my eyes would allow me to go into such small details!
I never finished the Mae West, there should have some black letters, but there was no Internet in those days so I didn’t find out then what were those letters. Now it’s much easier, we just have to search for epoch pics online and there it is all we need to know.
Anyway, I particularly like this one.
The eyes could be better, as for the non-shaved bear that is intentional. These guys often had very long missions.