Remember the ol' Monogram B-17G?

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  1. chicoartist

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    1Lt. Jerold "Newky" Newquist and the original crew of "Chow-hound", a B-17G-15-BO serial 42-31367, assigned to the 322nd BS (LG-R code), 91st BG, Bassingbourn. Photo dated 12 March 1944.

    Chow-hound and the entire 1Lt. Jack Thompson crew of nine men were lost on the 8 August mission to a target SE of Caen, France. Five minutes prior to the target a flak shell entered the waist and exploded, breaking the aircraft in two.


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    Wade
     
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    Great shot there Wade, :salute: to the crew.
     
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    I remember that kit very well. It was a large scale model. I thought it was of the 457th BG though.

    I bought it in 1977.
     
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    Agreed!!
     
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    I second that...! :salute:
     
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    I salute them!:salute:
     
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    A mate of mine had that kit, which I borrowed for a time to study details. The 'chow hound' name and LG-R codes are familiar, so his must have come with those markings.

    To the crew of 31367 :salute:
     
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    My father put that kit together, it was a 1/48 scale kit. Unfortunately after my parents divorced, the kit was banged up pretty bad. Right now it is sitting on a workbench awaiting repair. I remember playing with that plane a lot as a child. There are at least a hundred + models planes at my fathers house, not to mention armor. I should probably repair the models, they were nice, and it is a shame what happened to them.
     
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    To the crew of the "Chow-hound".....

    :salute:

    TO
     
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    Hey guys,

    Yes, that kit brings back a lot of memories for us - that whole Monogram line kept me off the streets! I remember distinctly when the Monogram P-51D came out in 1978 or so - it retailed for $1.50!

    Oh, the B-17G came with both "Chow Hound" and "El Lobo II" (the silver bird) markings.

    Speaking of those kits, you'll love these links:

    All about that B-17G kit and later incarnations:
    History of the 1/48 B-17

    Remember this guy? He's still around, and hopefully that promised book about his life and work will come out soon:
    Sheperd Paine - Home page

    Wade
     
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    Sure do remember him! He did a great diorama of the Monogram B-17 which has shed it's undercarriage on landing. I still have his article on it with my things in NZ. Glad to hear he's still around.
     
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    I built one for my dad (he was in the 9th AF) a few years back before he passed away. After he died I brought it home. Some of the gun barrels had broken off and he had stuck toothpicks in their places (never thought of that myself!). I cleaned it up a bit and it's now flying high above my O scale train layout.
     
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