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Airwar over Austria...1/48 North American P-51D Mustang, 2ndFS/52ndFG, "Yellow Tails", 15th AF


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#23/2021

My dad´s next 15th AF pony, after the Tuskegee one.
Tamiya kit with Aeromaster decals. Did some minor filling and removing to get a D-5 model. Also filled the wing panel lines, like on the original. Painted with AK Xtreme Metal Color Aluminium. All the yellow trim is painted, the black stripes are decals. Added some fuel lines between drop tanks and wings with lead wire. Antenna wire done with EZ Line. Eduard seatbelts used.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235098060-airwar-over-austria148-north-american-p-51d-mustang-2ndfs52ndfg-yellow-tails-15th-af/

 

The model shows the P-51 of Korean-American Fred F. Ohr, serving with the 2nd FS 52nd FG, stationed in Italy 1944.
He was credited with the destruction of 6 aircraft in the air and 17 on the ground.
Ohr was born on July 15, 1919 in Oregon to Korean immigrants Wanda and Wan Ju, and grew up on a farm in the Boise, Idaho basin. Out of high school he joined the military in 1938 but was not on the path to becoming a pilot until inadvertently participating in a pilot examination in 1940.
In fall 1942 he deployed with the 68th Material Service Squadron to Britain. He served as a ground crew member in Tunisia, seeing action as his airbase was overrun. Afterwards, Ohr flew until November 1944 with the 2nd Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group, ending his tour as the squadron's commanding officer. He received numerous decorations including the Silver Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal with 18 Oak Leaf Clusters. He received a citation for his escort action during Operation Tidal Wave in 1943, when he and his unit intercepted three enemy fighters preparing to attack Allied bombers over a target area. He shot down one aircraft during the mission.
After the war, Ohr became a dental surgeon in Chicago. He practiced dentistry until his retirement in 2005.

 

 

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On 10/13/2021 at 10:54 AM, Baldy said:

Lovely clean build and a stunning colour scheme. Looks great!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

 

On 10/13/2021 at 10:59 AM, fox1_BE said:

Beautiful work on that Mustang!! 👍👍

 

Patrick

 

On 10/13/2021 at 3:25 PM, SAT69 said:

Great looking pair of Mustangs!

 

On 10/13/2021 at 5:54 PM, jhutchi said:

Very smart. 

 

I'm always astounded by how quickly your dad builds these

 

On 10/13/2021 at 8:39 PM, exdraken said:

splendid Mustang!

 

On 10/13/2021 at 9:08 PM, Andy Dyck said:

Very very nice. Especially that puttied wings . Not often to see, because the most of us ignored that the wings  were puttied. 
 

Cheers 

 

Andy 
 

 

 

 

 

On 10/13/2021 at 9:26 PM, Harold55 said:

Beautifully done!  Love the schemes you choose, they look great together.

 

On 10/14/2021 at 2:41 AM, Jeff G said:

A beauty! SO clean to look at!

 

On 10/14/2021 at 12:31 PM, Sky Keg said:

Those are two beautiful Mustangs.  They compliment each other perfectly. :goodjob:

 

Mike

 

On 10/14/2021 at 3:25 PM, dov said:

Great job!

Great models.

Perfect done!

Happy modelling

 

21 hours ago, Bertie Psmith said:

Tell your dad I like his work very much.

 

20 hours ago, Farmerboy said:

Can you get a better looking aircraft, l don’t think so, great model, good job!

 

 

Thank you all for your positive words!!

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