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If your idea of honoring the 447th BG involves an Xacto knife and a tube of Testors glue, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some scale representations of B-17s proudly wearing 447th colors (even when that color is Olive Drab).

Direct links to the models featured below:

42-31227 DOTTIE JANE
42-31777
42-31582 OL’ SCRAPIRON (x2)
42-31902 STORMY WEATHER II
42-37866 BLOATED BODY
42-97976 LOUIE THE CREEP / BIT O’ LACE (x4)
43-37756 MILK WAGON
43-37873 NAZDROWIE 
43-38719 THE BLUE HEN CHICK
43-38905 BANG BANG LULU
44-6016 TNT JEANIE / TNT KATIE II 
44-8393 (Pathfinder) 

 

If you have built one of the 447th’s Fortresses send photo and brief description to webmaster@447bg.com so it can be added to this page!

 


And if you are looking for an absolute wealth of information prepared by David Wayrynen, be sure to check out the Modelers’ Guide to the 447th

 


 

43-37873 NAZDROWIE

Nazdrowie (1/32) Balsa!

by William Simpson

Remember when this was the way to build a model?


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43-38905 BANG BANG LULU

Bang Bang Lulu (1/48)

by Steven Borcherding


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43-37756 MILK WAGON

Milk Wagon 43-37756 (1/48)

By Steve Borcherding

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43-38719 THE BLUE HEN CHICK

Blue Hen Chick (1/48)

by Chris Nicoll

Built by Chris Nicoll for the Remembering the Blue Hen Chick exhibit at the Willington Square Gallery, Delaware History Center — October 7, 1998 through April 30, 1999. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Rob Kirkwood)


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42-31227 DOTTIE JANE

Dottie Jane (1/48)

by Dana Flemming

Built by Dana Flemming, shown in preparation for its final mission with Lt. Socolofsky on March 6, 1944.  Dottie Jane returned with extensive damage and could not be repaired. 


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44-8393

44-8393 Y Pathfinder (1/48)

built by John Kirkwood

Built by John Kirkwood, after the aircraft shown in the well-known photo he took on the Plauen raid of April 8, 1945


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42-97976 LOUIE THE CREEP / BIT O’ LACE

Bit o’ Lace 42-97976 (1/72 Fujimi)

by Mark Lampe; completed in 2024

 

Bit o’ Lace 42-97976 (1/48)

Purchased assembled by Mr. James Hower, currently owned by Mr. Joseph Jamison (both of the 708th Squadron)

 

Bit o’ Lace 42-97976 (1/72 Airfix)

by Enzo 

Full build thread can be found here on the britmodeller website.

 

Bit o’ Lace 42-97976 (1/72)

by Steve Borcherding

 

 


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42-31582 OL’ SCRAPIRON

42-31582 Ol’ Scrapiron (1/48 Revell/Monogram)

by Steve Heeb; completed in 2019

Full build thread can be found here on the britmodeller website.

 

42-31582 Ol’ Scrapiron (1/144 Academy/Minicraft)

by Steve Heeb; completed in 2016

 


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42-31902 STORMY WEATHER II

42-31902 Stormy Weather II (1/72)

by Matt Walter; completed in 1986. Built as a tribute to his Uncle Matt Walter on the Shute crew. 

 

 


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44-6016 TNT Jeanie / TNT Katie II

44-6016 TNT Katie II (1/72 Airfix)

Built by Gary Hider; Model completed 2024, diorama work in progress

 


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42-37866 BLOATED BODY

42-37866 Bloated Body (1/72)

Built by Tim Colliver for Elaine Balsley


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42-31777

42-31777 crash site diorama (1/72 Revell/Monogram)

Built by Chris French

Diorama to portray Lt Philip Zanoya’s landing incident on 2nd August 1944 in front of the Control Tower.

EVEN MORE There is a separate page devoted to this diorama that includes a full description and several side-by-side comparisons to actual photos of the incident.

 


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