AA29501 Corgi Aviation Archive Martin B-26B Marauder, 41-31576 ‘Dinah Might’, Mjr David Dewhurst

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AA29501 Corgi Aviation Archive Martin B-26B Marauder, 41-31576 ‘Dinah Might’, Mjr David Dewhurst

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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72nd scale scale
AA29501
Martin B-26B Marauder
41-31576
'Dinah Might'
Mjr David Dewhurst

RRP £120.00

Martin B-26 Marauder , Corgi Aviation Archive 2024 (flying-tigers.co.uk)

 

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Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72nd scale AA29501 Martin B-26B Marauder, 41-31576 ‘Dinah Might’, Mjr David Dewhurst. Buy Now online at Flying Tigers.

 

Martin B-26B-15-MA Marauder 41-31576/AN-Z ‘Dinah Might’, was given the important task of leading an anti-beach fortification raid against Widerstandsnest 5 (which means ‘nest of resistance’, or ‘strongpoint’) overlooking Utah beach. The raid happened only a couple of minutes before the landing craft released their troops on their assigned beaches on D-Day itself, one of the final missions to take place before the landings.

Flown by Major David Dewhurst, the experienced Commander of the 553rd Bomb Squadron, US 8th Air Force, this was one final opportunity to neutralise German defensive fortifications, therefore giving Allied troops a better chance of making it off their assigned landing beach in the terrifying hours to come.

Dewhurst’s aircraft, which was named ‘Dinah Might’ after a Bing Crosby tune of the day, released its bombs at exactly 06.24.30 on D-Day, with navigation and timing critical to the success of the mission and the safety of the men waiting to make their historic seaborne assault.

The details behind this final bombing raid of D-Day clearly illustrate why the Utah Beach D-Day Museum elected to finish their preserved Marauder in this historic scheme and why it forms such a poignant centrepiece for their impressive museum.

‘Dinah Might’s’ target on that fateful morning in June 1944 was only metres from where this magnificent preserved aircraft is displayed today, even though it’s actually only a representation of that famous wartime aircraft.

The Aviation Archive die-cast model range features 1:72 and 1:48 scaled aircraft perfect for collectors both old and new. Each plane comes with a display and optional parts.

RRP £120.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: AA29501

Model categories:
Corgi Aviation Archive, Future Corgi Models, Future Military Model Releases, Military Aviation

Weight 750 g
Historical Era

Manufacturer

Model Type

Scale

A hugely popular area of the Flying Tigers website is our FREE weekly Aviation related Newsletter.  Our Newsletter aims to keep you informed and up to date with all things Aviation, with a particular leaning towards the fabulous world of diecast aviation collecting.

‘Earn your Wings’ with the Flying Tigers Newsletter!