B-25J Mitchell

Aircraft: North American B-25J-10-NC Mitchell, 43-36128, First Lt. Douglas E. Banker, 77th Bomb Squadron, United States Air Force, Alexai Point, Attu Island, 1944

"B-25J-10-NC Mitchell 43-36128 of 11th Air Force, 28th Composite Group, 77th Bomb Squadron, based at Attu, lost on December 29, 1944 during a fighter decoy sweep of Suribachi Airfield on Paramushiru Island, Kurile Islands. Lt. Banker radioed Lt. Leonard Kupersmith that he was executing a 180-degree turn, but was never heard from again."

Reference: http://www.worldwar2database.com/html/b25j_336128.htm

Kit: Revell #85-5512 1/48

Accessories/modifications: True Details tires, Scale Aircraft Conversions landing gear (nose). Large bow RDF antenna fabricated from stainless steel wire.

Paint: Alclad Aluminum II (four shades),Tamiya acrylic, weathering by oil wash and silver Prismacolor pencil.

Decals: from the kit, Techmod numbers.

77th bomb squadron B-25Js in flight near Attu Island, 1944.


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