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Captain Clarence "Bud" Anderson Figure 

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Captain Clarence "Bud" Anderson Figure
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1:6
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N/A"
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N/A"
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Diecast
SKU:
HM-HF0002


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New Line of Action Figures from Hobby Master!

Product Info:     New from Hobby Master, the Legends Series of 1/6 figures are modeled after heroic individuals who risked all during times of war. The first release in that collection, an incredibly realistic model of Col. C.E. “Bud” Anderson, the pilot of “Old Crow P-51 Mustang” and a World War II triple ace, is available in signed and unsigned editions. He arrives with a USAAF officer’s uniform; metal

badges; flight gear, including a fighter jacket, a helmet, an oxygen mask, and a parachute; and much more! 12” tall.

About Clarence Emil "Bud" Anderson:        Clarence Emil "Bud" Anderson (born January 13, 1922) is a retired officer in the United States Air Force and a "triple ace" in World War II.

Anderson was born in Oakland, California, and reared on a farm near Newcastle, California. In January 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army as an aviation cadet and received his wings and commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces in September 1942.
Anderson flew two tours of combat against the Luftwaffe in Europe while with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group, based at RAF Leiston, England, and was the group's third leading ace with 16¼ aerial victories. His P-51D-10-NA Mustang, AAF Ser. No. 44-14450 B6-S, nicknamed Old Crow[1] (after the whiskey of the same name), carried him safely through 116 missions without being hit by fire from enemy aircraft and without Anderson ever having to turn back for any reason. He returned to the United States in February 1945 as a Major.
With over thirty years of military service, Anderson was a test pilot at Wright Field following the end of World War II, where he also served as Chief of Fighter Operations, and later at Edwards Air Force Base, where he was Chief of Flight Test Operations and Deputy Director of Flight Test). He also served two tours at the The Pentagon and commanded three fighter organizations at the squadron and wing level. From June to December 1970, he commanded the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, an F-105 Thunderchief unit, during its final months of service in the Vietnam War, and retired as a Colonel in March 1972. He was decorated 25 times for his service to the United States.

Info:   Captain Clarence "Bud" Anderson Figure


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