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Pilot single figure, USS Bunker Hill WWII (1 pc) 

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John Jenkins Designs 1:30 BH-24
Pilot single figure, USS Bunker Hill WWII (1 pc)
Scale:
1:30
Length:
N/A"
Width:
N/A"
Composition:
Polyresin
SKU:
JJ-BH-24
Period:
World War II


Historical Note:

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VF-84 flew F4U Corsairs and was formed around a nucleus of veterans of VF-17, the Jolly Rogers. The new squadron's commanding officer was Lt. Cdr. Roger R. Hedrick, former executive officer of VF-17. VF-84 was assigned to the USS Bunker Hill. As part of Task Force 58, the carrier and Carrier Air Group 84 (CVG-84) participated in the final drive across the central Pacific. Roger Hedrick was promoted to head CVG-84 on the combat loss of the air group's commanding officer, and Lt. Cdr. Raymond "Ted" Hill took over the fighter squadron. VF-84 took part in the invasion of Iwo Jima; raids on Tokyo and other targets in Japan; the discovery and sinking of the Japanese battleship, Yamato, and support of the invasion of Okinawa, including combat air patrolover the invasion fleet to defend against Kamikaze attack, ground support, and combat air patrol over targets on Okinawa. On 11 May 1945, while off Okinawa, two Japanese kamikazes struck the Bunker Hill in quick succession, with a bomb penetrating to the pilots' ready room, killing 22 members of VF-84. Both the Bunker Hill (then the TF-58 flagship) and CAG-84 were knocked out of the war. Although VF-84 was reformed in July 1945 as an F6F Hellcat squadron, the war ended while it was still in training. While in the Pacific, VF-84 was credited with 92 kills for a loss of four aircraft and nine of the squadron's pilots became aces.

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  1. Nice pilot figure! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th May 2019

    John Jenkins Designs (JJD) has a reputation for making excellent 1/30 scale toy soldier figures and these WWII-era US Navy pilot figures are no exception. They are a rather unique subject made to accompany the JJD 1/30 WWII US Navy F4U Corsair or F4F Wildcat fighter plane models in a carrier deck diorama and there are several different poses for each pilot figure. This particular figure depicts a pilot standing in their flight suit, wearing their helmet, Mae West life jacket and sidearm, while holding their gloves. It looks good standing as if talking with another pilot figure, sailor, or flight deck crew figure. The dark blue base helps the figure to blend well if displayed on one of the JJD carrier deck bases. If you’re into the history of the US Navy and want to make a WWII era carrier deck diorama, this pilot figure will make a nice addition to your setup!