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KW172128 - 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: KW172128

Kitsworld Kitsworld B24D Liberator CBI - Europe - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet KW172032 B24D Liberator Kitsworld B24D Liberator CBI - Europe - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet
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KW172032 B24D Liberator

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
Stock code: KW172032

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet KW172017 Zodiac Squadron Set 1 Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet
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KW172017 Zodiac Squadron Set 1


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 Kitsworld decal sheet depicts six designs from the B-24 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Leo - 252768' - 'Leo 2 - 252605' - 'Gemini - 252490' - 'Libra - 252508' - 'Capricorn - 252744' - 'Scorpio - 252762'

Stock code: KW172017

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet KW172018 Zodiac Squadron Set 2 Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet
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KW172018 Zodiac Squadron Set 2
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 Kitsworld decal sheet depicts six designs from the B-24 Liberator 'Zodiac Squadron' - 'Virgo - 252532' -'Aquaria - 252545' - 'Cancer - 252650' - 'Sagittarias - 252400' - 'Aries - 252693' - 'Pisces - 252517'

Stock code: KW172018

Kitsworld Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet KW172020 Liberator lettering & Number ID Set (Camouflage Finish) Kitsworld American Nose Art B24 Liberator - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet
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KW172020 Liberator lettering & Number ID Set (Camouflage Finish)
Stock code: KW172020

Kitsworld Kitsworld  - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24H Liberator KW172063 Kitsworld - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24H Liberator
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KW172063
Captured Aircraft B-24H-5-FO 42-52106 'Sunshine' 719th BS 449BG April 1944
Stock code: KW172063
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Kitsworld Kitsworld  - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet  B-24D Liberator KW172112 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-23781/42-40268 Dopey/Arkansas Traveler - Versions I & II~ Kitsworld - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24D Liberator
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KW172112 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-23781/42-40268 Dopey/Arkansas Traveler - Versions I & II

B 24D-5-CO 41-23781 'Dopey'/'Arkansas Traveler' (version I) 343BS 98BG Libyan desert 1942 - 1943
This is the first 'Dopey' painted by Crew Chief Sgt Amos Nicholson. In April 1943 this airplane was destroyed in the service group area by enemy agents enemy Paratroops American G.I.s who dowsed the aircraft in fuel and then accidentally set it on fire, depending of which source you want to believe.

B-24D-45-CO 42-40268 'Dopey' (version II) 343BS 98BG - Libyan desert 1942 - 1943
This is the second 'Dopey' painted by Crew Chief Sgt Amos Nicholson. It was badly shot up coming away from its target at Catania, Sicily 9 Jun 43 and crash-landed at Malta. She never flew again. Pilot Clarence Gooden flew DOPEY 42-40268 on each of its twelve missions.

Stock code: KW172112
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Kitsworld Kitsworld  - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24D Liberator KW172113 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG 42-40082 Prince Charming  - B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-11921 Doc~ Kitsworld - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24D Liberator
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KW172113 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG 42-40082 Prince Charming - B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-11921 Doc

B-24D-30-CO 42-40082 'Prince Charming' 343BS 98BG Libyan desert 1942 - 1943
Some reports have this aircraft as being shot down whilst returning from the target area on the 1st August 1943 from the low level Ploesti mission, but this is not the case. Prince Charming turned back early over Corfu and did not even reach the target area. The aircraft was shot down over Bulgaria by a ME-109, while helping defend 'The WITCH' (41-11840), crash landing with only the tail gunner surviving.

B-24D 41-11921 'Doc/Northern Star' 343BS 98BG Libyan desert 1942 - 1943
Originally carried the name Northern Star on both sides of the nose. Spring 1943, the name DOC replaced the port side to comply with a "Snow White Squadron" directive.

The ship was operational until 30 Nov 1943.

Stock code: KW172113
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Kitsworld Kitsworld  - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24D Liberator KW172114 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-23795 Sneezy - B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-11776 Bashful/Jersey Jackass~ Kitsworld - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24D Liberator
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KW172114 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-23795 Sneezy - B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-11776 Bashful/Jersey Jackass

B-24D-5-CO 41-23795 'Sneezy' 343BS 98BG Libyan desert 1942 - 1943
Equipped with radar and was used in a sea search role early in its career, and may have been operated by other than the 343rd BS. Converted back to a bomber and served in that role with the 343rd from 3 March, 1943 through approximately 30 May 1943 during which time its name was changed to Sneezy in compliance with the Snow White Squadron directive.1 Aug 43 Sneezy had been transferred to the 344th BS and was flown on the low level Ploesti mission by Donald Johnson's crew. It's operational career ended 23 Feb 44.

B-24D 41-11776 'Bashful/Jersey Jackass' 343BS 98BG Libyan desert 1942 - 1943
Lost near the target, Ploesti.

Stock code: KW172114
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Kitsworld Kitsworld  - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24D Liberator KW172115 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 42-40256 Happy - B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-11761 Sleepy/The Squaw~ Kitsworld - 1/72 Scale Decal Sheet B-24D Liberator
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KW172115 B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 42-40256 Happy - B 24D 343 BS 98 BG - CO 41-11761 Sleepy/The Squaw

B-24D-40-CO 42-40256 'Happy' 343BS 98BG - Libyan desert 1942 - 1943
This aircraft was only operational from May 25,1943 to June 24,1943 when she was ditched in the Mediterranean. All on board were seen getting out of plane, but never recovered. MACR24 (24 June 1943).
P: Lt. James B. Kendall,
CP: Lt. James H.S. Lynch
N: Lt. William J. Burton
B: Lt. Joseph M. Foley
R/G: T/Sgt. Roy H. Fuller
R: Sgt. Ernesto Montoya,
WG: S/Sgt. Harvey E. Richmond
G: Sgt. Merl E. Yates
G: Sgt. Ernest E. Muse
TG: S/Sgt. Roy W. Plummer

B-24D-CO 41-11761 Sleepy/The Squaw (original) 343BS 98BGLibyan desert 1942 - 1943
One of the Pyramidiers she started life as a ugly duckling that nobody wanted to fly, but by the end of her career shefinished in a blaze of glory! She was flown by Lt. Royden L. Lebrecht, on the Ploesti Raid (operation Tidal Wave 1 August 1943). In 1942-43 she dropped 360,000 LB's of bombs in Africa, Sicily, Greece, Crete and Romania.71 Missions, downed six enemy planes and flew the equivalent of four times around the world. When The Squaw finished combat and was sent home on a war effort tour, the Sleepy nose art was removed and replaced with a large Mediterranean (MTO) map of the combat area depicting it's sorties.

Stock code: KW172115
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