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Corgi AA27701 P-51D Mustang™, Lt. Julian H Bertram, 362nd Fighter Squadron, 44-14798 G4-V Butch Baby’
Product code: BA8225
A Detailed Limited Edition Die-Cast Scale
The Adult Collector.
Suitable for Children 14 years +
Established at Hamilton Field, California in
December 1942, the 362nd Fighter Squadron was predominately made up of
pilots and ground personnel recently out of USAAF training schools. Just
a few months later in October 1943, the Squadron was ready for overseas
deployment to Europe. The Squadron was equipped with various models of
the P-51 Mustang and was committed to combat on 11th February 1944.
Assigned to VIII Fighter Command, their
mission was to fly as escorts for heavy bombers during combat missions
over France. Although P-51Ds were manufactured in bare aluminium many
fighter groups chose to paint theirs in the field, with 44-14798 being
finished in RAF dark green. ‘Butch Baby’ was the personal mount of Lt.
Julian H Bertram and would finish the War unscathed only to be scrapped
in June 1945 following a landing accident at its base at Leiston, UK.
Detailed Crew Figure(s)
Optional Undercarriage Down
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