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At some point after 1998 I picked up this little 1/144 scale Minicraft Avro Lancaster (no doubt despairing of ever building the 1/72 scale model again), and at some later point I built it – but never got around to painting the canopy frame. I was waiting on Parker's P-40 to dry this evening and got tired of looking at this kit without decals, so I finished it up. The kit is the 1998 release of the 1992 retool.
The model is of W4794, a Lancaster B.I which operated as PH-V with No. 12 Squadron of Bomber Command in Wickenby, Lincolnshire in 1942. The personal emblem shows the aircraft as having completed five operations. I was unable to find any information on the crew of this aircraft or its fate.
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Michael C. Smith
Marshall, Texas lawyer. I post on things that attract my interest while puttering in my study. Mostly family, books, home, history, World War II and scale modeling.