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56th FG Zemkes Wolfpack
The Outstanding P-47 Fighter Group Of WW2.
HE 111H-23 61st FS Boxted July 1945
DaneBramage
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 05:37 AM UTC
Wondering if there are any good color pictures of the "procured" Heinkel in the Late 61st colors? Also the little logo looks like the letter "O" surrounding "C" with "W" in the center. Any insight on what this meant?

Also I cannot find out what the green splattered gecko looking thing on Gladych's tally "plaque" is.

Any help very much would be appreciated.

TIA
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 07:48 AM UTC
I've never seen any colour photos of the Heinkel in 56th colours, only in it's Luftwaffe paint scheme.

The improvised squadron code was based on the surnames of the guys who "appropriated" it, Jim Carter and Felix Williamson.

By "Green splattered gecko looking thing" do you mean the "yellow man"?

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 02:23 PM UTC

lampie
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 07:49 PM UTC
That's it in the Luftwaffe markings as it looked when it arrived at Boxted in July 45.
It's Leo Butiste in the photo.
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Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014 - 07:21 AM UTC

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I've never seen any colour photos of the Heinkel in 56th colours, only in it's Luftwaffe paint scheme.

The improvised squadron code was based on the surnames of the guys who "appropriated" it, Jim Carter and Felix Williamson.

By "Green splattered gecko looking thing" do you mean the "yellow man"?

Nige



That makes perfect sense.

Re: Gladych- Why yes- I can't find the story on the "yellow man" please elaborate you tease.

BTW thanks!!! I have a bud who's looking for a decal set in 1:32 for this....

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks again.
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:35 AM UTC
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