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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This trench art model is a C47 Skytrain or C53 Skytrooper-- the standard jump aircraft of the US Airborne during WW2.

This particular model has a bullet fuselage (5" long) and scrap brass wings with a 6 1/2" wingspan. The wheels are made from Australian three pence coins with dates of 1942 and 1943, so this was a Pacific theater made piece.

The wing tops are engraved with the US star symbol along with the name "Hazel Lidholm"-- probably the original recipient and wife or girlfriend to a soldier. One wing bottom has the year "1944" engraved on it.

I have never seen another C47 or C53 as a trench art form. It was probably made for a pilot or crew member since most soldiers would want the sexier P-38 as a souvenir.

The paint is old, but probably an addition many years after the war.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking officialfuel.

    Scott
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Very nice Scott ! Love it
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks as always, I appreciate you looking Manikin.

    Scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks chevy, stonesfan, bellin and walksoftly.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks scandinavian and stepback.

    Scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Rambow and bratjdd.

    Scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking packrat.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking petey!

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking p...!

    scott

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