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Paul E. Owens
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Fw-190A8/R8 6/JG 300

March 29, 2021 · in Aviation · · 13 · 1.8K

In the closing months of WWII the U.S. 8th air force were routinely mounting one thousand bomber raids on Germany with 700 or 800 fighter escort. 6/JG300 was on of the "assault fighter" units tasked with intercepting these raids.

On January 14,1945, JG 300 lost 56 fighters to P-51 Mustangs of the 357th Fighter Group. Finally, in tactical support during the Allied Rhine crossing on March 24.1945, II/JG 300 was almost completely wiped out by Mustangs from the 353rd Fighter Group.

This is the 1/48 kit in the markings of Unteroffizier Paul Lixfeldt of 6./JG 300 November,1945.

I have included a pic of Paul Lixfeldt the teenage corporal pilot.

The name on the armor plate is rather crude but probably understandable for a teenage pilot.

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13 responses

  1. Very nice build, Paul.

  2. Nice work - a great result is almost guaranteed with this kit - it's not shake 'n' bake, but pay attention and love what you get.

  3. That's a great Wurger, Paul.

  4. Wow. Nice. So young (pilot). It would break your heart 🙁

  5. A great-looking 190!

  6. I hope he survived?

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