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The flight to Foggia Air base


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A few days after the royal coup 23.Aug 1944 when Romania switched side, a plan was made how to arrange transport for the 1200 POW's still in Romania

 

A Bf 109 G-6 (or G-14) W.Nr: 166 133 from Grupul 9 was repainted with a big US flag on the fuselage and pre-war wing markings.

The radio compartment was emptied to make room for a passenger

 

In 27.Aug 1944 piloted by Constantin "Bâzu" Cantacuzino and with the former POW Lt. Col. James A Gunn III in the radio compartment they made a 2 hour flight to Foggia Air base in Italy

 

 

The kit is the Academy G-14 with a replacement Intech old tail rudder and decals from PropagTeam

 

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Interesting story, it must have been cramped in that 109! Good luck with your build.

 

Matt

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Excellent subject choice Jan. While I'd seen this markings before I didn't know the story behind them.

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Excellent subject choice Jan. While I'd seen this markings before I didn't know the story behind them.

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On 02/06/2021 at 10:52, MattG said:

Interesting story, it must have been cramped in that 109! Good luck with your build.

 

Matt

Cramped.. oh yeah. Look in the 3rd post here at worldwar2.ro forum

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