The fleet submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287)
This is from the old Lindberg kit, first introduced in or around 1948. I found this at an Ollie’s Outlet store in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It was intended to be the USS Gato with decals and the name on the box, but I thought it to be a Balao class so I printed out the sub’s badge on my printer and cut it out and pasted it on the base and I hand wrote her name on it. I added other things as seen. It’s been through the “ringer”, but weren’t they all? A lot of subs sank a lot of Japanese shipping in the Pacific and helped us win the war. And a lot of submarine sailors are on “eternal patrol” somewhere in the depths of the sea. Bless them all.