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7th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group ‘False Courage’ B-17G Model, Mahogany, WWII, 1/69th Scale


  • Length – 11 inches,
  • Wingspan – 17 inches
  • Made from Mahogany

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7th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group ‘False Courage’ B-17G Model

Fly with the 7th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group Squadron, in this handcrafted B-17G model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand-painted to provide a piece you’ll love.

  • Length – 11 inches,
  • Wingspan – 17 inches
  • Made from Mahogany


The 7th Bombardment Squadron was activated at Langley Field, Virginia in January 1941 as one of the original squadrons of the 34th Bombardment Group. It was equipped with a mix of B-17C and B-17D Flying Fortresses and Douglas B-18 Bolos. In April 1941, the 34th Group and the 7th Squadron moved to Westover Field, Massachusetts. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 7th Squadron began conducting antisubmarine patrols off the northeast coast of the United States. However, it soon became part of Western Defense Command and moved to Pendleton Field, Oregon. By the summer of 1942, Second Air Force had primarily become a heavy bomber training force and the 7th Squadron became a B-17 Replacement Training Unit (RTU) at Geiger Field. RTUs were oversized units that trained aircrews before they were deployed to combat theaters.

In December 1942, the 7th Squadron moved to Blythe Army Air Base in California, a base of the Desert Training Center. During this time, the unit provided cadres for several heavy bomber units that served with Eighth Air Force. The 7th Squadron began training with Consolidated B-24 Liberators for overseas combat operations on January 5, 1944. Its ground echelon moved to the port of embarkation on April 1, 1944, while the air echelon began its overseas movement on May 31, 1944, using the southern ferry route from Florida to Trinidad, Brazil, West Africa, and Marrakesh before arriving at RAF Valley, Wales. The 7th Squadron arrived at its permanent station, RAF Mendlesham, England, in April 1944 and entered combat on May 23, 1944.

The 7th Squadron supported the preparation for Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, by bombing airfields in France and Germany and attacking coastal defenses and communications during the landings in June. It also supported ground forces at Saint-Lô in late July and struck V-1 flying bomb launch sites, gun emplacements, and supply lines throughout the summer of 1944. In early 1944, plans had begun at VIII Bomber Command headquarters to standardize the 3rd Bombardment Division with the B-17 Flying Fortress due to the mixture of B-24s and B-17s causing operational problems. The 34th Group flew its last B-24 mission on August 24, 1944 and transferred its Liberators for overhaul and eventual transfer to units of the 2nd Bombardment Division. It then began converting to B-17s and flew its first mission with the new planes on September 17, 1944.

The 7th Squadron primarily engaged in the bombing of strategic objectives from October 1944 to February 1945, targeting marshaling yards in Ludwigshafen, Hamm, Osnabrück, and Darmstadt; oil centers in Bielefeld, Merseburg, Hamburg, and Misburg; factories in Berlin, Dalteln, and Hanover; and airfields in Münster, Neumünster, and Frankfurt. It also supported ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and January 1945. In March 1945, with few enemy industrial targets remaining and with Allied armies advancing across Germany, the 7th Squadron primarily focused on interdicting enemy communications and supporting Allied ground forces. It flew its last combat mission on April 20, 1945.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 18 in


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