This is the AMT 1/48 scale A-20G in the markings of the 646th Bomb Squadron, 410th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force based at Gosfield, UK during the Normandy invasion. Kit was built mostly OOB with the addition of the True details resin wheels and lif[...]
Here we are a month after D-Day and I've called this one done. I must admit I'm unsure if this aircraft was used at Normandy or only at the invasion of Southern France (Operation Dragoon 15 August '44), but be that as it may...Tah Dah.. I used[...]
P--38J, 42-67916 KI * S of the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, 8th AF. Kingscliffe UK. This Lightening, “California Cutie” was flown by 1st Lieutenant Richard O. Loehnert. I was unable to find any information on Loehnert in an effo[...]
Although I didn't finish my intended "group build" entry, but in keeping with the recent theme, I submit these older builds for your consideration.
The Typhoon was done for the Group Build, the others are D-Day aircraft I've built over the years.
Well, it's 9:15 p.m. Central and I just finished mowing my Dad's yard. Now that work is over, I can contribute to the D-Day build. I know I said I could get this done in two weeks, and I probably could, but a Gloster Javelin, Yak-38, MiG-29, [...]
It is still June 6th over here so here is my contribution. It is Mn317/ZYB of No. 247 (China British) Sqn., 124 Wing as of June 1944. Late in the build I convinced myself that it was a 3-blade prop not a 4-blade like came with the kit. It is not[...]
The original flight crew of , "THE YANKEE GUERRILLA" 134946 YA-L was headed by Lieutenant Homer Wentz. They flew the ship from the U.S. to Goose Bay, Labrador to Bluie West 1, Greenland to Keflavik, Iceland to Prestwick, Scotland - and finally t[...]
12th ss panzer was formed in January 1943 when the commandant of the of the Hitler youth approached Himmler with the idea of a combat division made up of primarily 18 year olds formed from the ranks of the Hitler youth or had been a member...as [...]
As previously stated, two different sources report: On the morning of 6 June 1944, D-Day, 31 battle ready S-boats were sent to attack the Allied fleet. Although several vessels were sunk, against such a mass of ships (4126 landing craft and 12[...]