In the summer of 1944, U.S. Marines captured the island of Saipan, part of the Mariana Islands. Securing the island was considered crucial in the Allied plan to use the island as an air base for B-29 bomber raids on the Japan mainland.
The Panzer IV tank in question was built in 1944 and used as part of the German effort during World War II. It was eventually bought by Syria in the 1950s. The Israelis captured the Panzer in 1967 during the Six-Day War.
It sets out to investigate what went on in the raid of 16th December 1943, when a large number of bombers, all Lancasters, were lost after a raid on Berlin. Losses not down to Flak and Night fighters (thought they happened as well), but through such bad weather over the airfields when they got home, that an extraordinary number of aircraft crashed when trying to find somewhere to land.
1/72 De Haviland Mosquito B.Mk.IV/Tamiya+Pavla - posted in Ready for Inspection - Aircraft: Hi, everybody!
First of all - let me present you some information about prototype: Unit: 105 Sqn, RAF Piloted by S/L Darling (DFC) and crewed by F/O Wright on 30th January 1943 when hit by flak and crashed near Altengrabow, Germany where both airmen were buried on 4th February 1943. Their graves are now in the 1939-1945 War Cemetery in Berlin. This was the first Mosquito to be reported m...