Arma Hobby North American P-51B of Major John C. Herbst in 1/72 Scale

John “Pappy” Herbst was an American who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and was sent to England with the Eagle Squadron.  He claimed a Bf-109, but this was unconfirmed.  Herbst commanded the 74th Fighter Squadron in China, and flew both the P-40N Warhawk and P-51B Mustang in combat.  He was credited with 18 victories over Japanese aircraft, making him the second highest scoring pilot in the CBI behind Tex Hill.  He survived the war, but died in July 1946 while giving a flight demonstration in a Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star.

Serial Number 43-7060 “Tommy’s Dad” P-51B-7-NA Major John C. Herbst 74 FS 23 FG, Aeromaster 72-176 decals

4 thoughts on “Arma Hobby North American P-51B of Major John C. Herbst in 1/72 Scale

  1. I am thoroughly enjoying your daily posts. The quality of the models appears to be excellent. I’ve never been a big one for weathering, so I like the quality of your builds even more.

    Do you build all these models yourself, or do you have people helping you? In either respect it is one of my morning treats prior to getting back to my research.

    Alan Griffith author/researcher/illustrator ________________________________

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