I'm currently building a 1:48 scale model of a 445th BG B-24 that took part in the Kassel Mission of 27 Sept. 1944. The model will be for a museum being built near the site of the air battle in Germany. I'd like to build a model of the P-51's flown by Leo Lamb (KIA) and Lt William Beyer. If anyone has any info and/or photos of them and their aircraft, could you please email me at:
The Kassel Mission Historical Society is working on honoring and praising the brave bomber crews and fighter escorts who took part in this raid. On a personal note, no one gets more respect from me then the aircrews who fought in the skies over Europe. Hope someone can help me!
We have two German eyewitnesses to the collision in an upcoming story in our newsletter. If it weren't for the 376th Squadron of the 361st FG, I would not be sitting here today. I owe my life and the life of my father, B-24 pilot Bill Dewey who was able to keep his plane flying, to you guys coming in and saving the day for some. Unfortunately, only 6 of 35 planes made it safely back to England, and only 4 made it back to the base. More at kasselmission.com .