Messerschmitt Me 163 'Komet' B-1a
Erprobungskommando 16 (testing unit)
Original 3DZ by Charles Gunst
1st August 1943 took off a number of 117 Liberators of 5 bombardament groups from various airfields located in an area of Benghazi, Lybia for a second air-raid against the oil reffineries in Ploesti, Romania (Operation "Tidak Wave"). This raid, managed in a very low altitude, was very tragic - 54 planes did not return.
The depicted Liberator B-24D-85-CO num. 42-40684 (with group's name "Liberandos") was a raid-leader and belonged to k 376th Bombardament Group of 9th Army Air Force USAAF.Yellow-lined arm. badge was used in the year 1943 only in North African theatre, the British roundel was a help identification sign.
Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk III
DB-H, Desert Air Force
Upper surface painted with Chocolate Brown and Sand Yellow, lower sides Azure Blue, the rotol was red. Under the outlet there should be a picture of African continent with a Gazelle. I need to do some reasearch on this skin...
F4F Martlet III with a black 'K' was flown by Sub.Lt. W. M. Walsh RN,
No. 805 Squadron Fleet Air Arm, Northern Desert, 28th September 1941.