Hasegawa 1/48 Lockheed P-38L Lightning 15th AF
Another contribution by my dad to our Airwar over Austria theme, built in 2015.
Hasegawa kit (Putt-Putt-Maru boxing), one of their weaker kits, with Kagero decals (miniTopcolors 33, Lightnings at War Pt.II)
Painted with Tamiya X-32 Titanium Silver for the NMF.
On the way from Italy to Austria over the Dolomites and Alps, the B-17s and B-24s of the 15th AF “Thunder from the South” had four P-51 FGs and three P-38 FGS as little friends. Whereas the P-51 Checkertail Clan and the Tuskegee Airmen are well known and their models are often built and seen in the modeling world, the rest is a bit rare, at least in 1/48.
The model shows the aircraft of Lt. John J. Kane, serving with the 96th FS/82nd FG, stationed in Vincenzo/Italy in March 1945. The 82nd FG was the third-highest scoring fighter group of the USAAF and received three times a Distinguished Unit Citation.
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