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    Posted 10 years ago

    scottvez
    (933 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks for looking officialfuel.

      Scott
    2. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Very nice Scott ! Love it
    3. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks as always, I appreciate you looking Manikin.

      Scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks chevy, stonesfan, bellin and walksoftly.

      Scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks scandinavian and stepback.

      Scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks Rambow and bratjdd.

      Scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking packrat.

      Scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking petey!

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking p...!

      scott

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