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576th Bombing Squadron B-24 Model

$279.00

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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576th Bombing Squadron B-24 Model

Fly out of RAF Wendling with the 576th Bomb Squadron of the 392d Bombardment Group in this handcrafted B-24 model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love.

The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation that increasing the ability of crews to fight enemy aircraft flying head on with the bomber. The Group was awarded one Distinguished Unit Citation for bombing an aircraft and components factory at Gotha on 24 February 1944, as part of the Big Week of assaults on German aircraft targets. After the invasion of mainland Europe the Group supported the airborne invasion of Holland and assault across the Rhine by Allied paratroops.