Omaha beach, Normandy
Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:53 PM
There was no scale posted and some of the vehicles might vary. The trucks to me look smaller than 1/25 but not quite 1/32 I don't think. This was a large set up though for sure. A lot of great detail. Sorry my pictures arn't any better; it's hard to photo through glass. Enjoy folks.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:58 PM
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Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:00 AM
I've been reading a book titled D-Day, by Stephen E Ambrose which is a historical account of the events and planning leading up to the invasion.
As I read the book, the picture in my mind is of your diorama.
It is simply amazing work.
My father was a member of 467SQN RAAF. He was a bomb aimer in Lancasters during that period.
On the 6/7th June '44, he was on a sortie flying over Omaha (at night) when the canopy of the Lancaster became iced over. The pilot reported that he would have to descend out of the bomber stream into warmer air because the glycol wouldn't squirt through the nozzle to clear away the ice.
They descended from 18000ft to approx 8000ft to witness what was going on below them. Dad said never again would that happen in history, and here he was circling above it.
After the ice had cleared from the canopy they went after the bomber stream. Thousands of Lancasters had swept through the area just minutes before, but Dad spotted a radio mast still standing and told the pilot to head toward it.
The Lancaster emptied its payload on the run up, and through the radio mast. Another Panzer division without contact. Job done. Head for home.