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Old 07-17-2019, 10:27 AM
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definitely on the short list when available. great work John.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:01 AM
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[FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]I just sent the files for the Memphis Belle kit to Ecardmodels today. I imagine it should be available in the next few days.
Saw it, working to get it and others listed today.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:35 AM
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Thanks, I see the Memphis Belle is now available on Ecardmodels.

Iím making progress on the VB-17G. This is going to be a pretty clean and sporty looking aircraft. Other than the Cheyenne tail turret, all the other gun positions have been eliminated. This will be a simpler model to build but it also leaves me with a lot of space to fill on some of the page layouts.

I was just thinking, this is the first U.S. Air Force B-17 Iíve done.
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:23 AM
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Got the Memphis Belle. I'm going to use the wheels and engines for my next attempt at 40-2074.

The FEALF VB-17 looks great. The insignia looks right to me. No word yet from the AFHA.

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Old 07-23-2019, 04:15 PM
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John: I just bought the Memphis Belle and it looks fabulous! My only problem is I can't start it immediately because I have to finish another big paper model (which shall remain nameless) which I am just wrapping up . . . plus I have to decide if I want to scale it down to 1/72 . . . or whether to scrounge some plastic parts to use . . . oh, decisions, decisions. However, these are the kinds of decisions I like to make! Thanks for this outstanding kit and all the extras!
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:54 AM
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Thanks Don, I know I can always count on you!

Thank you too, John. Now Iím curious what your nameless ďbig paper ModelĒ will be. Iíve built quite a few of these B-17s in 1/72 scale. Iíd like to try to do the Memphis Belle in HO scale and put together a diorama like I did with the TWA Stratoliner. Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing your build of it.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:41 PM
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John -

Sometimes it seems as if everything is connected. Lil and I visited our new family doctor today, and he mentioned that his grandfather was a ball turret gunner on a B-17G of the 410th Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, flying out of Bury St. Edmunds in 1944 and early 1945. No time to pursue this today, but in the future I will follow up for more info and try to pin down his name and the aircraft.

By coincidence, last night, I read an analysis of Jimmy Doolittle's leadership of the Eighth Air Force (Benjamin W. Bishop, Jimmy Doolittle, AUP Drew Papers, Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2015, available at https://media.defense.gov/2017/Nov/2..._DOOLITTLE.PDF). Some interesting material on the decision to decouple the escort fighters from the bombers and to step up the operational pace to attrit the Luftwaffe and on issues with the P-38jJand B-24s. You can read it on line or download it, but if you don't already have it, I would be glad to send you this copy.

Keep 'em flying!

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More later, Don
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:13 PM
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Don,

In a strange twist of how all life is connected, Bury St Edmunds was one of our
favorite destinations while I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath.

My favorite chippie was located on High Street in Bury.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:59 AM
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Don, Iíd be really interested in what you can find out about your doctorís grandfatherís B-17G. Maybe he has some good photos.

Thanks for that link. I read the part about the problems with the B-24. Iíve read about these issues in several books. One modification that showed promise was to mount a B-26 tail turret to the lower nose of the B-24D. This would have been fairly light weight and would still allow forward visibility for the bombardier and navigator. But as mentioned in the article, they didnít want to disrupt the production line or overwhelm the modification centers. The B-24N would have been the ultimate solution, but the war ended before it could go into production. It seems Doolittleís ultimate solution though was to limit the 8th Air Force to two major types, the B-17 and the P-51. This makes me wonder if the 15th Air Force in the MTO had the same problems with the B-24. They operated more B-24 units than B-17.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:45 PM
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In case anyone is curious, this is the B-24N.
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