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Matthias Weiss (Trigger1984)
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European Theater (1942-45)

In order to strike a decisive blow against Nazi Germany, the Americans planned to concentrate Allied power in England and then launch a drive across the English Channel into mainland Europe.

Early in 1942 plans were made for such a cross-channel operation, to take place in April 1943, and possibly as early as September 1942 if either Germany or Russia showed signs of collapsing. The British, with some reluctance, agreed to the plan "in principle" in April 1942, whereupon the Americans began to pour supplies and troops into the United Kingdom.

In the end, the cross-channel attack did not happen until 1944. Instead, in mid-1942, American planners acceded to the British plan to invade North Africa. After heavy fighting through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia the Allies finally won the North African campaign in May 1943.

Meeting in Casablanca in January 1943, President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill decided that the Italian island of Sicily would be their next target. Soon after, in late July, the Allies decided to follow up their success in Sicily with an invasion of mainland Italy.

The Italian campaign involved some of the hardest fighting in the war. It cost the United States some 114,000 casualties. German forces in Italy did not surrender until May 1945. But this campaign engaged German forces that could have been used against the Allies in France.

Projects

1:35
Ideas
1:35 Bedford QLD (IBG Models 35015)1:35 Driver's Cabin For The Bedford QL Conversion Set (PlusModel 155)1:35 Drivers (MiniArt 35042)1+
 
1:72
Ideas
1:72 Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Airfix A08014)1:72 C-47 Wheels (Eduard 672046)1:72 C-47 Landing Flaps (Eduard 72588)4+
Douglas C-47D Skytrain
US Military US Army Air Forces (1941-1947)
92 TCS, 439 TCG 41-2100521
June 1944 World War 2»Operation Overlord - Upottery, Devon GB
Green, Neutral grey
 
1:72
Ideas
1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b Mid Prod. (Brengun BRP72003)1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB 'Bubbletop' Canopy Masks (Brengun BRL72105)1:72 Typhoon Bubletop vacu canopy - Brengun Kit - (Brengun BRL72110)1+
Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
137 Sqn. MN134
June 1944 - Manston
Dk.Green, Ocean Gry.MSG.
 
1:72
Ideas
1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (Brengun BRP72007)1:72 Typhoon Bubletop vacu canopy - Brengun Kit - (Brengun BRL72110)1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB 'Bubbletop' Canopy Masks (Brengun BRL72105)2+
Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (early)
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
175 Sqn. JP496/HH-W (Sgdn Ldr R.T.P. Davidson (RCAF))
August 1943
Day Fighter Scheme A
 
1:48
Ideas
1:48 Ju188E-1 Avenger (Dragon 5518)1:48 Junkers Ju 188E-1 (Montex SM48091)1:48 Junkers Ju 188 exhaust (Quickboost QB 48 176)
Junkers Ju 188 E-1
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
1./KG 66
1944 - Montdidier FR
RLM76, 74 Black
 
1:35
Ideas
1:35 M22 Locust (T9E1) Airborne Tank (Bronco CB35161)1:35 M22 Locust (T9E1) Airborne Tank (Bristish version) (Voyager Model PE35571)1:35 Tank Crew (MiniArt 35078)1+
M22 Locust
GB Military British Army (1660-now)
6 Airborne Arm. Recon Reg.
October 1944
Olive Green
 
1:35
Ideas
1:35 M2A1 Half-Track (Dragon 6329)1:35 US M2 big accessories set (Black Dog T35034)1:35 .30 Cal Machinegun (Verlinden Productions 371)2+
 
1:35
Ideas
1:35 Panther Ausf. G (Tamiya 35176)1:35 Panther Ausf.G (Eduard BIG3502)1:35 Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. G Barrel (Eduard 34001)5+
Pz.Kpfw. V Panther Ausf. G (late)
3R Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)
9 Pz.Div.
December 1944 World War 2»Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes BE
Ambush scheme
 
1:35
Ideas
1:35 Sherman Firefly Vc (Dragon 6182)1:35 Tank Crew (MiniArt 35078)1:35 Firefly Stowage set (Legend Productions LF1144)3+
 

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