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WarWolfe_1
12-10-2005, 09:07 AM
P-47D2 "Beetle" S/N 42-222490. Flown by 2nd Lt. William E Roach 358th Fighter Squadron 355th Fighter Group November 7th 1943. Roach was forced to land in Caen France due to motor malfuction. This plane was repainted with red
cowling around the noseart on both sides. It then had crosses painted on these were replaced with
US markings and used in a propaganda movie made by the Germans. After this is was Repainted in yellow and brown then handed to Rosarius Zirckus.

Place this in either your D-10 or D-22 folder for the Razorback TBolt.

A Giant thanks goes to FBS (for his Template), and F19 Gladiator (for reserch) without these men it wouldn't have been possible.

Blank, Nomarking, and 2 diffrent captured versions.

355thfs version as it looked at landing.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/beetle1.jpg

German Crosses version repainted after landing.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/beetle3.jpg

Propaganda movie version repainted with Star and bars for movie.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/beetle2.jpg

comments are welcome.

Thanks,
Wolfe.

Get it Here-----> Right here. (http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/download.php?did=2739)

WarWolfe_1
12-10-2005, 09:07 AM
P-47D2 "Beetle" S/N 42-222490. Flown by 2nd Lt. William E Roach 358th Fighter Squadron 355th Fighter Group November 7th 1943. Roach was forced to land in Caen France due to motor malfuction. This plane was repainted with red
cowling around the noseart on both sides. It then had crosses painted on these were replaced with
US markings and used in a propaganda movie made by the Germans. After this is was Repainted in yellow and brown then handed to Rosarius Zirckus.

Place this in either your D-10 or D-22 folder for the Razorback TBolt.

A Giant thanks goes to FBS (for his Template), and F19 Gladiator (for reserch) without these men it wouldn't have been possible.

Blank, Nomarking, and 2 diffrent captured versions.

355thfs version as it looked at landing.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/beetle1.jpg

German Crosses version repainted after landing.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/beetle3.jpg

Propaganda movie version repainted with Star and bars for movie.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/WarWolfe/beetle2.jpg

comments are welcome.

Thanks,
Wolfe.

Get it Here-----> Right here. (http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/download.php?did=2739)

Low_Flyer_MkII
12-10-2005, 11:28 AM
Splendid stuff! Thank you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

danjama
12-10-2005, 02:50 PM
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Skycat_2
12-10-2005, 03:24 PM
Interesting story. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Your screenshots made me want to find out more about this, especially the propaganda film. I didn't find much information, but I did find some interesting sites with pictures:

Roach's captured plane with "Agnes" under cockpit (http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/p47beetle.html). Also, Walter Kossack's crashed P-47 (http://www.web-birds.com/8th/355/355-18.jpg). According to Web-birds (http://www.web-birds.com/8th/355/355th.htm), "He and five other pilots were lost on November 7, 1943 after becoming disoriented in horrible weather over the continent. This flight consisted of the following aircraft and pilots: P-47D, serial # 42-8477, designation YF-X, piloted by Capt. Walter H. Kossack (squadron flight leader); €œOn The Ball€, P-47D, serial #42-7984, designation OS-Q, piloted by Lt. Edwin O. Carlson; P-47D, serial # 42-8629, designation YF-Z, piloted by F/O Chester W. Watson; and P-47D, serial #42-75045, designation YF-Y, piloted by Lt. Woertz; €œAlabama Bound€, P-47D, serial #42-8370, designation OS-L piloted by Lt. James E. Westphall and P-47F "Beetle", serial #42-22490, piloted by 1st Lt. William E, Roach. The aircraft of Lts Roach, Westphall and Carlson were rebuilt by the Luftwaffe."
Last, a Cutting Edge decals sheet (http://s96920072.onlinehome.us/Rev1/501-600/Rev557_CED72114/rev557.htm) site that has historic photos of the captured version plus some color profiles and a clear detail of the 'Beetle' art, if anybody is curious.

Anyhow, great stuff ... thanks for bringing some attention to lesser known side of the war.