by Paul Nikolic
296 Sqn RAF, 5 June 1944
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This is a 3D composition I did recently depicting the much unloved
A.W. Albermarles of 296 Squadron, 38 Group on the night of the 5th June
1944 somewhere over the River Orne in Normandy.
Eight Albermarle's carrying nine troops each of the 5th Parachute
Brigade jumped some 40 minutes behind the Pathfinders, encountering
considerable light flak over the drop zone resulting in a number of
aircraft being damaged. One aircraft had difficulties deploying its
paratroopers and had to make four passes, including a paratrooper and
his dog jumping at the end!
Although the Albermarle had the honour of droping the first troops into
Normandy, it seems to be largely forgotten by history, the modeling
world and the like.
I used Rhino 3D, Truespace and Photoshop to create this image. (See the
actual model pic)
Now where's that 3d printer....
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