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KW148149 - B-24J 'Dragon and His Tail

B-24J-190-CO Liberator 44-40973 'Dragon and his Tail' 64th Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group.

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Info Contributor - Gerson Lopes

After return to the United States at Kingman, AZ. When the plane was on the island of Ie Shima (after the war ended), General Kenny, commander of the 5th Air Force, wanted to keep the plane and fly it back to the United States. The plane was equipped with "synthetic" rubber tires, which was a brand new deal back then, and the General wanted "real" rubber tires on the plane when he took it back to the States. So he literally "scoured" the pacific in order to find the real rubber tires, and had them flown in to Ie Shima and fitted onto the plane. After a thorough pre-flight, he took off in the plane for a check-out flight, wherein, all went well, and they were to return to the island and leave the next day. Upon landing, one of the damn rubber tires blew-out and the plane skidded off the runway and crashed!
Stock code: KW148149

Kitsworld Kitsworld  - B-24D  Liberator 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148124 - B-24  'Grumpy/Hail Columbia' - 'The Witch'  343BS 98BG~ Kitsworld - B-24D Liberator 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
 £10.20
KW148124 - B-24 'Grumpy/Hail Columbia' - 'The Witch' 343BS 98BG

'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Squadron'

B-24D-CO 41-11825 'Grumpy/Hail Columbia' 343BS 98BG - Libyan Desert 1943- 1943


B-24D-CO 41-11840 'The Witch' 343BS 98BG - Libyan Desert 1943- 1943


Original nose art painted by Sgt Amos Nicholson (crew chief).
Stock code: KW148124
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Kitsworld Kitsworld  - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet B-24 Liberator KW148069 Kitsworld - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet B-24 Liberator
 £10.20
KW148069
Captured Aircraft
B-24H-5-FO 42-52106 'Sunshine' 719th BS/449 BG

Stock code: KW148069
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Kitsworld Kitsworld B24D Liberator CBI - Europe  1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148044 B24D 'Doodlebug' - 41-24223 373 BS, 308 BG Kitsworld B24D Liberator CBI - Europe 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
 £7.50
KW148044
B24D 'Doodlebug' - 41-24223 373 BS, 308 BG
B24D 'Screamin Mimi' - 42-40997 565 BS, 389 BG
Doodlebug, Bomb Squadron. Probably the 308th aircraft with the most Hump flights. In addition to the eleven bomb mission symbols and the ten Jap flags (aircraft shot down), 'Doodlebug had 120 snow-capped mountain symbols stenciled on her, representing 120 trips over the HUMP!
The 308th... performed some of the most accurate bombing of the US Army Air Forces and used the first American smart bomb called the Azon. The 308th also sustained the highest casualty rate in the USAAF, for its missions were long and hard, often conducted at very low level and at night through the very heart of Japanese-occupied territory and over their controlled sea lanes.

The 308th flew nearly 600 combat missions under conditions that would have been deemed impossible in Europe. At the end of a 12,000-mile supply line, every ounce of gasoline,
every bomb, every spark plug, had to be dragged over the hazardous, high altitude route across the mountains, along what became known as the Aluminum Trail for the plane
wreckage scattered along the way. There were few radio or navigational aids, and the weather was usually bad. Midway through the war, crew viewed combat missions as less
stressful than the haul over the Hump. It took about four trips hauling supplies to be ready for one bombing mission.

When the Army Air Force Headquarters in Washington tallied the bombing accuracy of every bomb group in combat, I was astonished to find that the 308th led them all.


B-24D-120-CO Liberator s/n 42-40997 'Screamin' Mimi' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF.
Modified to become a Carpetbagger (492nd BG / 856th BS) in Feb 44, and as a B-24 DSA, renamed 'The WORRY BIRD'. Lost 27 Apr 44 when it hit a hill near the DZ, crashed (broke into four main parts), andcaught fire at St-Cyr-de-Valorges, in the Loire Department, France - MACR 4307

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Stock code: KW148044
KW148044 Guide
Doodlebug 41-24223 Nose Art
Screamin Mimi 42-40997
Aircrew
St-Cyr-de-Valorges

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148019 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Leo - 252768' & 'Leo 2 - 252605'. Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
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KW148019 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Leo - 252768' & 'Leo 2 - 252605'.
The 834th was known as the Zodiac Squadron for the 12 B-24's which had the signs of the zodiac painted on their noses. The original artwork was done by CPL Phil Brinkman.
None of the Zodiacs were lost during the 49 missions the 486th flew before transitioning to the Fortresses.
This kitworld decal sheet depicts two B-24 Liberator nose art designs from the B-24 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Leo - 252768' & 'Leo 2 - 252605'.

Stock code: KW148019

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148020 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Libra - 252508' & 'Capricorn - 252744'.  Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
 £10.20
KW148020 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Libra - 252508' & 'Capricorn - 252744'.
The 834th was known as the Zodiac Squadron for the 12 B-24's which had the signs of the zodiac painted on their noses. The original artwork was done by CPL Phil Brinkman.
None of the Zodiacs were lost during the 49 missions the 486th flew before transitioning to the Fortresses.
This kitworld decal sheet depicts two B-24 Liberator nose art designs from the B-24 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Libra - 252508' & 'Capricorn - 252744'.

Stock code: KW148020

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148021 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Gemini - 252490' & 'Scorpio - 252762'. Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
 £10.20
KW148021 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Gemini - 252490' & 'Scorpio - 252762'.
The 834th was known as the Zodiac Squadron for the 12 B-24's which had the signs of the zodiac painted on their noses. The original artwork was done by CPL Phil Brinkman.
None of the Zodiacs were lost during the 49 missions the 486th flew before transitioning to the Fortresses.
This kitworld decal sheet depicts two B-24 Liberator nose art designs from the B-24 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Gemini - 252490' & 'Scorpio - 252762'.

Stock code: KW148021

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148022 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Sagittarias - 252400' & 'Cancer - 252650'. Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
 £10.20
KW148022 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Sagittarias - 252400' & 'Cancer - 252650'.
The 834th was known as the Zodiac Squadron for the 12 B-24's which had the signs of the zodiac painted on their noses. The original artwork was done by CPL Phil Brinkman.
None of the Zodiacs were lost during the 49 missions the 486th flew before transitioning to the Fortresses.
This kitworld decal sheet depicts two B-24 Liberator nose art designs from the B-24 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Sagittarias - 252400' & 'Cancer - 252650'.

Stock code: KW148022

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148023 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Virgo - 252532' & 'Pisces - 252517'. Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
 £10.20
KW148023 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Virgo - 252532' & 'Pisces - 252517'.
The 834th was known as the Zodiac Squadron for the 12 B-24's which had the signs of the zodiac painted on their noses. The original artwork was done by CPL Phil Brinkman.
None of the Zodiacs were lost during the 49 missions the 486th flew before transitioning to the Fortresses.
This kitworld decal sheet depicts two B-24 Liberator nose art designs from the B-24 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Virgo - 252532' & 'Pisces - 252517'.

Stock code: KW148023

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet KW148024 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Aquaria - 252545' & 'Aries - 252693'.  Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/48 Scale Decal Sheet
 £10.20
KW148024 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Aquaria - 252545' & 'Aries - 252693'.
The 834th was known as the Zodiac Squadron for the 12 B-24's which had the signs of the zodiac painted on their noses. The original artwork was done by CPL Phil Brinkman.
None of the Zodiacs were lost during the 49 missions the 486th flew before transitioning to the Fortresses.
This kitworld decal sheet depicts two B-24 Liberator nose art designs from the B-24 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Aquaria - 252545' & 'Aries - 252693'.

Stock code: KW148024


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