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  1. A2A B-17G 'the Pink Lady"

    This folder contains two repaints for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. They represent two satges in the life of 44-8846. This aircraft was built in the last months of 1944 by the Lockeed-Vega plant in Burbank, California. It was enlisted in the Air Force on 13 january 1945, and joined the 351st BG in England on 26 March 1945. Coded DS-M, it flew with the 511th BS, the 'Ball Boys' of major Clinton Ball, from Polebrook, completing 6 missions before the end of the war. This is the first paint in this package (texture.DS-M). It stayed with the Air Force until 1954, when it was bought by IGN, which flew it for 30 years as F-BGSP all over the world, with Creil, north of Paris, as its homebase. This repaint was done earlier. It even appeared in a few movies during this time. In 1985, it was bought by the 'Forteresse Toujours Volante' Foundation, and joined the warbird circuit with registration F-AZDX. It played a role in the movie 'Memphis Belle' and it still wearing the colours used in that movie, being now called 'The Pink Lady', the second paintscheme in this package. At present, she is grounded in la Ferte Alias, near Paris, where there are plans to build a new museum with 'the Pink lady' as its center piece. She may fly again in the future..
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  2. A2A B-17G 11th BG 'Yankee Doodle"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. B-17E "Yankee Doodle" Serial Number 41-2463 was asigned to the 11th Bombardment Group, 431st Bomb Squadron as a replacement aircraft on October 20, 1942. In early January 1943 it was one of a dozen B-17s that operated briefly from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby before returning to Guadalcanal.
    During the middle of 1943, this B-17 was assigned to the 5th Bomb Group, 394th Bomb Squadron. On July 11, 1943 Lt. Eugene "Gene" Roddenberry flew this B-17 on a successful night mission to "harass" targets around Kahili dropping fragmentation cluster bombs.
    On August 2, 1943, piloted by Lt. Roddenberry, this B-17 attempted to take off from Guadalcanal (other sources state Espiritu Santo). Suffered an aborted take off (or mechanical failure) and crashed at the end of the runway. Two of the crew members were killed in the crash: bombardier Sgt John P. Krueger and navigator Lt. Talbert H. Wollam. After the war, Roddenberry worked as policeman, before turning his attention to movies. He created the series 'Star Trek' in the 1960's.
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  3. A2A B-17G 19th BG "the daylight ltd"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. B-17E Flying Fortress "The Daylight Ltd" #41-2621 of the 19th Bombardment Group, crash landed at Mareeba on 26 August 1942. It had received a number of hits from Japanese fire during a bombing raid on a Japanese convoy near Milne Bay in New Guinea. The pilot was Captain (later Major) Casper.
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  4. A2A B-17G 19th BG 'Suzy Q"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. Boeing B-17E Fortress 41-2489, "Suzy-Q" was one of the most famous Flying Fortresses of the Pacific War. It was assigned to the 93d Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group on 7 Feburary 1942 and took part in all of the early Pacific battles except Midway, and is gunners claimed no less than 26 Japanese aircraft destroyed.It was repatriated to the US for a warbond tour, and was covered in LIFE magazine on 18 jan.1943 (search google books for 'B17 Suzy Q')
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  5. A2A B-17G 2nd BG 44-6542

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. Here is 44-6542, which flew with the 429th BS/ 2nd BG from Amendola, Italy, with just the serial 542 on the nose. It started life with the 2nd BG in october 1944, and was scrapped at Kingman in december 1945. In the mean time, it had received a replacement tail from a OD 301st B-17, and had made an emergency landing in Yogoslavia on 1 april 1945, after three engines failed. The aircraft was repaired and rejoined the group. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  6. A2A B-17G 303rd BG Mercy's Madhouse

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. B-17G #42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse", here in the colorsof the 358BS/303rd BG,
    was a H2S radar equipped aircraft that was regularly passed from one group to the next. Officially it flew with the 384th BG, were it had the registration SU-X. It survived the
    war, and flew back to the US, only to be sold for scrap. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  7. A2A B-17G 351st BG TU-R "Sky Ball"

    This folder contains a repaint for the A2A WoP2 B-17G in the colors of B-17G-1-BO 43-31714 Sky Ball in the colors it wore when assigned to the 510th BS, 351st BG, based in Polebrook. It shows 61 missions, at the time it had Lt Henry Rossen as pilot. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the A2A paintkit.

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  8. A2A B-17G 379th BG "Ye Olde Pub"

    This folder contains a repaint for the A2A WoP2 B-17G in the colors of B-17F 42-3167 "Ye Olde Pub" of the 527th BS/ 379th BG. On December 20, 1943, the 379th Bomb Group (H) of the Eighth Bomber Command (U.S. Eighth Air Force) attacked Bremen, Germany. During that attack, Lt. Charles Brown from Weston, West Virginia, flying B-17F number 42-3167, witnessed an extraordinary act of chivalry by Franz Stiegler, the pilot of a Bf-109, who had taken off to attack his B-17.

    As Lt. Brown guided his B-17, "Ye Olde Pub", toward the target...an aircraft factory...it was buffeted by flak. "Suddenly," he later recounted, "the nose of the B-17 was mangled by flak. Two of the four engines were damaged. The entire left stabilizer and left elevator were gone, ninety percent of the rudder was gone, and part of the top of the vertical stabilizer was gone."
    The now straggling B-17 was then attacked by over a dozen enemy fighters (a mixture of Bf-109s and FW-190s) for over 10 minutes. More damage was sustained including number the three engine which would produce only half power. The bomber's internal oxygen, hydraulic and electrical systems were also damaged. The bomber's only remaining defensive armament were the two dorsal turret guns and one of three forward-firing nose guns (from eleven available). Lacking oxygen, Brown lost consciousness and the plane went into a steep "death spiral", but came round to find the bomber remarkably flying level at around 1000 ft. He regained the controls and began the long flight home in the shattered bomber.

    Lt. Brown's life and the lives of his eight remaining crewmen now hung by thin cables that held their B-17 together. The wounded bomber now flew low over the coastal towns of North Germany, bearing the battle damage from the earlier battle at 27,000 feet. The Pub's crew was equally battered. Lt. Brown had flak in his shoulder. A 20 mm cannon had killed his tail gunner. One waist gunner had a severed leg and another was also wounded and shell shocked. The radio operator had a shell fragment in his eye. The ball gunner had frostbitten feet.

    When their situation couldn't seem to worsen, they passed over a German airfield where Lt. Franz Stiegler was smoking a cigarette as his Bf-109 was re-armed. A squadron leader, he had already shot down two B-17s that morning - one more and he would earn the Knight's Cross. He jumped into his fighter and gave pursuit, the rudder of his plane bearing 25 victory marks from earlier combat missions.
    Stiegler later described the encounter from his point of view. "The B-17 was like a sieve. There was blood everywhere. I could see the crew trying to help their wounded. The tail gunner was slumped over his guns, his blood streaming down the barrels. Through a gaping hole in the fuselage, I could see crewmen working frantically to save a comrade whose leg was blown off. I thought to myself, 'How can I shoot something like that? It would be like shooting a man in a parachute.'
    Expecting the worst at any moment, Brown marveled as Stiegler flew wingtip-to-wingtip with his crippled bomber, close enough for the two enemies to see each other clearly. Having made his decision not to fire on the stricken bomber, the German pilot now escorted the struggling B-17 to the North Sea. Then, to Brown's amazement, the German pilot saluted, put his plane into a crisp roll, and flew away. Over the Channel a pair of P-47s joined up on the stricken bomber, and Brown and "Ye Old Pub" incredibly made it back to a British airfield.

    When Franz landed he told his CO that the B-17 had been shot down over the sea, and never told the truth to anybody. Charles Brown and the remainder of his crew told all at their briefing, but were ordered never to talk about it.

    40 years later, Charlie Brown wanted to find the Luftwaffe pilot who saved him and his crew. After years of research, Franz was found in 1990. He had never talked about the incident, not even at post-war reunions. In the years that followed, their friendship developed to the point where Stigler considered Brown to be as precious as the brother he had lost during the war.
    Amazingly, "Ye Olde Pub" was repaired and flew back to the US in the summer of 1944, to be scrapped at the end of the war.
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by A2A.


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  9. A2A B-17G 379th BG Ol'Gappy

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. B-17G #42-40003 WA-H "Ol'Gappy" flew with the 524th BS/ 379th BG from Kimbolton, UK. It flew a total of 157 missions, a record for any UK based four engined bomber, finally surviving the war, only to be scrapped at Kingman, AZ, after the war. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  10. A2A B-17G 381st BG "Princess Pat"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. B-17G 42-97503 "Princess Pat" was assigned to the 533rd BS/381st BG in Kimbolton, UK. She crash landed here on 26 march 1945, and was salvaged. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by A2A.


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  11. A2A B-17G 381st BG Happy Bottom

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. During World War II movie star Edward G. Robinson was asked to name a B-17. He responded that he'd like to name it after his wife, Gladys. That sounded harmless enough but then Robinson went on to explain that it should be called "Happy Bottom" because he called his wife "Glad-Ass!" Whether or not that story is true, is hard to say. But there was a B-17 that flew combat missions in the 532nd BS/381st Bomb Group with that name, and Robinson did name it, on 2 july 1944. Unfortunately, it was lost when it had to ditch in the channel on 16 july... Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  12. A2A B-17G 384th BG "Damn Yankee"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. It represents B-17G-50-BO 42-102518 JD-K "Damn Yankee of the 545th BS/384th BG, based in Grafton Underwood, UK. It flew 142 combat missions with the 384th between 15 april 1944 and the end of the war. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the paintkit by A2A.

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  13. A2A B-17G 384th BG BK-J "Boomerang"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. #44-6882 flew with the 546th BS/384th BG from Grafton Underwood.It survived the war, to be scrapped later..
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

    689 downloads

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  14. A2A B-17G 384th BG Screaming Eagle

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. B-17G #44-8007 JD-Z "Screaming Eagle" flew with the 545th BS/ 384th BG from Grafton Underwood. It flew a total of 59 missions, surviving the war. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  15. A2A B-17G 390th BG CC-F

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. B-17G #44-6954 F flew over 100 missions with the 569th BS/ 390th BG from Parham-Framlingham, UK, surviving the war. It took part in Operation Chowhound, dropping food supplies over the starving Netherlands in early may 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  16. A2A B-17G 398th BG Aluminium Overcast

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. Aluminum Overcast, B-17G-105-VE, 44-85740 , civil registration N5017N, is a surviving B-17 Flying Fortress. It is owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and it tours the U.S.A. and Canada offering flight experiences. Not a combat vetran itself, Aluminum Overcast carries the colors of the 398th Bomb Group of World War II, which flew hundreds of missions over Nazi-held territory during the war. Aluminum Overcast commemorates B-17G AAF Serial No. 42-102515, shot down over France in 1944. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  17. A2A B-17G 398th BG Maude an Maria

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. 42-97387 K8-H, "Maude an Maria" was assigned to the 602nd Bombardment Squadron, 398th Bombardment Group, at Nuthampstead, England. She was lost in an aerial collision over Lehmke, Germany on 3/2/1945, while on her 82nd mission. Only two crew members survived. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  18. A2A B-17G 401st BG "Carrie B.II"

    This folder contains a repaint for the A2A WoP2 B-17G in the colors of B-17G-45-BO 42-97344 "Carrie B. II". It was assigned to the 613rd BS of the 401st BG, based in Deenethorpe, UK. Carrie B.II flew 33 missions for the 401st between 28 april 1944 and 24 august 1944. She was shot down by fighters on her 34th mission. Two crew members were killed, while the rest become PoW's. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the A2A paintkit.

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  19. A2A B-17G 401st BG "Fearless Fosdick"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. It represents #42-102957 "Fearless Fosdick", which flew with the 612th BS/401st BG from Deenethorpe, UK. Shortly after take-off for it's 22nd mission, the aircraft caught fire. The crew bailed out near Leicester, with the pilot, Lt. Mohler, breaking a leg. Repaint by Jan kees blom, based on the paintkit by A2A.

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  20. A2A B-17G 401st BG "Hard Seventeen"

    This folder contains a repaint for the A2A WoP2 B-17G in the colors of B-17G-55-BO 42-102659 "Hard Seventeen". It was assigned to the 614th BS of the 401st BG, based in Deenethorpe, UK. Hard Seventeen was damged by flak on 10 january 1945 during its 59th mission. Two engines had to be feathered and the aircraft made a succesful emergency landing near Grimbergen, just north of Brussels. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the A2A paintkit.

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  21. A2A B-17G 401st BG "Heavenly Body"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. It represents #43-37628 "Heavenly Body", which flew 612th BS/ 401st BG from Deenethorpe, UK. It completed 70 missions between june 1944 and the end of the war, and was scrapped in the US afer the war.
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  22. A2A B-17G 401st BG "Shark tooth"

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. It represents #42-32012 "Shark tooth", which flew 614th BS/ 401st BG from Deenethorpe, UK. It completed 60 missions, and was scrapped in the US afer the war.
    Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  23. A2A B-17G 401st BG Champaign Lady

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. 44-85813 is currently undergoing restoration in Urbana, Ohio. When finished, she will be wearing the colors of IN-L "Champaign Lady" of the 401st Bombardment Group. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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  24. A2A B-17G 401st BG Ice Cold Katy

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. 42-107039 "Ice Cold Katy" was assigned to the 612th Bombardment Squadron, 401st Bombardment Group, at Deenthorpe UK, 28 March 1944, coded SC-M. She returned to the US on 7 June 1945, after having flown exactly 100 missions between march 1944 and april 1945. She was scrapped 28 November 1945. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A

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  25. A2A B-17G 401st BG Lady Jane

    This folder contains a repaint for the accu-sim version of the A2A B-17G Flying Fortress. 42-107009 was a B-17G of the 401st BG. According to Lt John Emch, the copilot, they were hit by flak during their bombrun over Hamburg on the 6th of November 1944. This damaged their no2 engine, and vibrations in this engine tore an oil-line in no 1 engine, causing it to overheat. Realising that they were not going to make it to England, they decided to head south for allied lines. When a third engine failed, they had to make an emergency landing in the Wieringermeer. Dutch civilans tried to hide them, but the Germans had seen them come down and were very quickly at the spot and 9 crewmembers were taken prisoner (what happened to the 10th remained a mystery, the crew said he bailed out earlier, but he was never found). The Germans relieved the wreckage of all valuable material and blew up the rest. The remains were later buried in the field by the farmer, Mr. Iwema. Repaint by Jan Kees Blom, based on the repaint kit by A2A.

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