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  • Member since
    April, 2004
  • From: Georgia
Looking for B-26G Hunconscious.
Posted by Screaminhelo on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 5:54 AM

This is a cross post.  Also posted in Aircraft Forum for widest exposure

Wow, I have been away from models for a while!

I met a family member of one of the Hunconscious crew and I would like to build a model for them (maybe one for me too).

43-34430 was a B-26G assigned to 599th Sq, 397th Bomb Group

So far, I have come to the conclusion that she likely was wearing a NMF and invasion stripes with the fuse code of 6B-B.  If I could find nose art (if any was present), I think that I have enough info to work with.  I would appreciate it if those of you who have B-26 reference material could check and see if you happen to have a photo which includes this aircraft.

I plan on using the Monogram kit, since the only significant external difference not addressed by the kit is the AoA of the wing.  Maybe I'll have to play with the tail gun position, but that should not be a big deal.

Thanks for looking

Mac

I Didn't do it!!!

  • Member since
    February, 2007
Posted by mitsdude on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:25 PM

I did the exact same thing you are doing except my uncle was on a B-24.

I know the stuff I have will not help with a B-26 but I can give a few tips on tracking down the information.

I also know there is info out there on the B-26 because when I first started my search I was under the impression my uncle was on a B-26 crew.

Google such things as the relatives name-rank-service, plane tail number, squadron and bomber group, B-26, etc. I found a B-24 forum and found lots of info and links to other sources. Join these forums and ask questions. A forum member actually sent me an after action report on the plane crash my uncle died in during WW2.

G-J
  • Member since
    July, 2012
Posted by G-J on Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:32 PM

Take a look at:  http://www.b26.com/

On the bench:  Tamyia Mosquito Mk. VI for the '44 group build.  Yes, still.

On deck: 

  • Member since
    April, 2004
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Screaminhelo on Saturday, February 01, 2014 10:08 PM

Thanks for the replies.

Mitsdude- Unfortunately, the searches that you have suggested keep returning the same results over and over.  I will continue to do the same though because you never know what you may have overlooked.

G-J- I have been to B-26.com and have found a wealth of information.  It is a great site for Marauder information.  I haven't found the photos that I need there yet, but, just as before, I may have overlooked what I need.  Besides, it is an interesting site to dig.  

Mac

I Didn't do it!!!

  • Member since
    November, 2015
Posted by Hunconcious on Friday, November 27, 2015 9:46 AM

Did you ever find info on 43-34430 Hunconcious?

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