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    #1 Lucky13, May 10, 2014
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    Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb, EN951, RF-D
    303 Sqn, Sqn Ldr Jan Zumbach OC, Kirton-in-Lindsey, late 1942...

    Having the Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk. Vb for Jan Zumbach, I thought that I'd add his Mustang III as well to the stash...

    Was P-51 Mustang III, JZ, HB868, his only Mustang and did it ever wear invasion stripes?

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    Well, they show the 1/72 scale decals.... :lol:
     
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    And the 1/32 ...

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    and the 1/48 ...

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    Cheers Wojtek, my friend....have a large C- or T-Stoff! :D
     
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    For decals of all scales of the Wing Commander Jan Zumbach's Mustang III HB861 in August of 1944, you may try to buy the AJ-Press book...

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    He had quite the name, Jan Eugeniusz Ludwig Zumbach....
     
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    Much obliged Master Wojtek! :thumbright:
     
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    My pleasure. :)

    Yep.. and in fact he was of the Swiss citizenship.
     
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    .....and having the best first name....Jan! ;)
     
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    OK ... but not sure what Terry can say. :lol:
     
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    Anyhoo, found the book at Amazon, will be snapped up next week..... :D
     
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    The Speedy Jan. :lol:
     
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    Btw. did the gentleman also fly PZL 11? Think that I saw it somewhere, but finding it again....... :lol:
     
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    Undoubtedly he flew a P-11 because he was a fighter pilot of the 111 Squadron in Warsaw. However he crashed his plane on May the 26th , 1939 while landing at the Warsaw airfield. So, the beginning of the September campaign he spent in a hospital. Then , because of impossibility of finding of his unit , Zumbach went to Romania on September the 17th and via the country and Beirut he reached France finally. As memo serves, markings of his P-11 have never been mentioned.
     
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    Aaah....thanks Sire!
    One of his Spitfire and Mustangs will be plenty!
    Any idea if No. 303 Squadron Mustangs had invasion stripes?
     
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    The 303 Squadron was rearmed with Mustangs in April 1945. On the D-day ( 6.06.1944 ) the squadron was still using Spitfire Mk.Vb. In the mid of the July 1944 they started rearming with Mk.IX. So no invasion stripes on Mustangs.
     
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    Wow....that's late to change to Mustangs, especially the III (B/C), or did they receive different versions?
     
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    They got Mustang IVs and according to my knowledge , they have never been using the Mustang III. However a couple of Mustnag IVs was wearing of the RAF camo scheme colours. The rest was of NMF.

    But you can follow Skalski's Mustang III.

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    Isn't Jan Zumbach's Mustang a III? :confused: :lol:
     
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