Pictures of Jan Zumbach

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  1. Wurger

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    #1 Wurger, Mar 19, 2014
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    Jan Zumbach had a very interesting life.. I have gathered a couple of pictures of him. I think these can come in handy.

    While servicing in the 303rd Polish Squadron Jan Zumbach used three Spitfires Mk.Vb with the Donald Duck art. All of them were coded with RF-D but had different serials. The Spitfire Mk.Vb EN951, BM144 and EP594 .

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    Great pics my friend, and a couple I hadn't seen before.
     
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    #4 Wurger, Mar 19, 2014
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    THX Pal. There is a couple more of pictures .

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    Finally the RF-D BM144 was repainted and became the RF-H

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    Great stuff! Jan Zumbach is a man I would have loved to have met. What a character!
     
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    #6 Wurger, Mar 19, 2014
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    Yep.. He had a very interesting life.

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    ....and the best first name, Jan!
     
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    He, he, he...
     
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    Vero nice pictures, excellent reference material for a Spit model.
    Alberto
     
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    Here is the one from the Day thread....

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    Great stuff!
    I often wonder what his night club was like, and how he flew that twin-engined aircraft in Africa (B-26 or A-26 or?), with some 'local' up front, operating the machine gun via the pull of a string!
    Plus his 'smuggling' escapades near the end of WW2.
    As I posted earlier - what a character!!
     
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    Great pics Wojtek.
     
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    A character and allround good guy....
     
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    I wonder if a decal sheet is available. I wouldn't mind doing a Tamiya MkV like that.
     
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    THX for posting. :thumbright: :D

    And here two pics more shots showing undersides of the kite ...

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    And here Gen. Władysław Sikorski presenting Order of Virtuti Militari to Jan Zumbach...

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    And here.. J.Zumbach and the A-26 Invader as a mercenary in Biafra, 1967.

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    and the RB-26P....

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    They sure are, three different ones, you have both 1/48 and 1/32 I think....getting them myself!

    Cheers for posting this Wojtek my friend! :thumbright:
     
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    Techmod

    for 1/24 scale - 24002 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB

    Spitfire VB, RF-D BM144, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Lt. Jan Zumbach, August 1942
    Spitfire VB, RF-D EP594, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Lt. Jan Zumbach, August / September 1942
    Spitfire VB, RF-D EN951, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach, September 1942

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    for 1/32 scale - 32001 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB

    Spitfire VB, RF-D BM144, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Lt Jan Zumbach, March 1942
    Spitfire VB, RF-D BM144, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Lt Jan Zumbach, May 1942
    Spitfire VB, RF-D EN951, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach, Summer 1942
    Spitfire VB, WX-T W3902, 302 Sqn RAF (Polish), February 1943
    Spitfire VB, ZX-A EE781, 145 Sqn RAF, July 1943

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    for 1/48 scle - 48005 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB

    Spitfire VB, RF-D BM144, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Lt Jan Zumbach, March 1942
    Spitfire VB, RF-D BM144, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Lt Jan Zumbach, May 1942
    Spitfire VB, RF-D EN951, 303 Sqn RAF (Polish), Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach, Summer 1942
    Spitfire VB, JH-M W3207, 317 Sqn RAF (Polish), April 1943

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