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  1. It's been ages since I've looked at that, but I seem to remember that it was actually a B-24 that was the very first AAF bomber to complete 25 missions.
  2. There are various stories about why that was, but one of them is that "Hell" was considered an inappropriate word to be publicized on a war bond tour. Memphis Belle's name and nose art were considered to be more appropriate. America was founded by puritans and that sentiment hasn't changed much since.
  3. Yeah, I don't see what's so awful about the Hasegawa kits. The 190 is a pretty simple airplane in terms of visible details, and IMHO Hasegawa has them pretty well nailed save for the A-1 through A-4 versions.
  4. When I was a student at Embry-Riddle in the early 1980s, a gentleman whose retirement job was working in the university's mail room had been a B-17 waist gunner. He was on the Schweinfurt mission, and recounted that he saw more of his friends die that day than any other. I wish I had thought to talk more with him about it and record it.
  5. Great job of getting it down without loss of life, and quite possibly even the loss of the aircraft (which appears to be virtually completely intact). Having been there and done that, I can tell you that you'd better thank the stars for your outstanding training when you kick into overdrive and do what you were trained to do without having to think about it.
  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_of_Naval_Operations_Aviation_Safety_Award
  7. Wow, that’s beautiful work! I’m so jealous of people who can paint figures like that. Great job!
  8. Not to mention passive-aggressive people.
  9. That's true, but I don't necessarily think the problem originated from what HKM said. I think people made assumptions and/or fabricated things. Whatever though. It's over and done with. Case closed.
  10. I don't think (Brian can correct me) they had the original radar or antennas, but have made facsimiles. It definitely has engines, props, gear, cockpit parts, etc.
  11. I had kind of tentatively planned on coming this year, but since mom got sick and with upcoming trips I'm having to make to Michigan, my PTO is vaporized for the rest of the year.
  12. Yep. At least as complete as the aircraft was when NASM got it.
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