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Paul van Acker
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Revell 1/48 B-17F

January 31, 2023 · in Aviation · · 17 · 0.8K

Just completed this one for an unwell friend. 1/48 B-17F Flying Fortress which flew with the 360th BS/ 303rd BG. Superscale decals.
Sadly reported missing in Action Huls 22/6/43

Six killed in action:
-Pilot: Ray Jess
-Navigator: Bob Davidson
-Bombardier: Jim Montgomery
-Radio Operator: Joe Godzinski
-Ball turret gunner: Byron Johnson
-Tail gunner: Frank White
May they RIP

Four taken prisoner:
-Co-pilot: Harry Gunn
-Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Smith
-Left waist gunner: Sidney Hal
-Right waist gunner: Charless Hardacre

Hit by flak, crashed at Bergbossendorf, near Haltern, Germany 1943.
The last pic shows it alongside my Revell B-17G built years ago. I really should have a go at one of those 1/48 HK kits. 😊

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17 responses

  1. A superb result, Paul!

  2. Well done, Paul. Like the overall look. It looks nice next to the NM one.

  3. Very well done, Paul. You nailed the weathered olive drab perfectly on such a big model.

  4. Great build Paul. Excellent representation for the crew that you mentioned. Nice one 👍

  5. Great looking B-17's. That's the first time I've seen bombs mounted externally underneath a B-17. Have always been told the 1/48 Revell B-17's are a challenge, but you made that one look great.

  6. Very nice result, Paul @paulwoodyvanacker
    Not only this one but also the NMF one, must have been a lot of work to build a 1/48 Fortress.

  7. Great job. I love those Monogram and Revell B-17 kits and you have done a nice job with both of yours.

  8. Very nice work on this @paulwoodyvanacker. A great result.

  9. All of the above, a great job!

  10. Looks great, I hope your friend is recovering.

  11. Nicely done B-17 build.

  12. Thanks very much everyone. 🙂

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