P-38 models
Lot 112
A pair of P-38 USAAF Fighter plane models
[casings dated 1944] diameter 5in. height 5.5 in.
Sold for US$ 475 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A pair of P-38 USAAF Fighter plane models
Theater-made, [casings dated 1944]
Each plane mounted on bullets, one with a 105mm American shell casing as an ashtray, dated 1944 on base, the other using two 90mm Japanese shell casings. The planes comprising 3 bullets. One tail fin missing; together with two other desk plane models, both theater-made, the first a polished solid aluminum B-24 Mitchell bomber, with submarine below on the base, and a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot's 'wings' ashtray, theater-made from a cartridge supporting the wings, the base a Japanese artillery shell, engraved 'Lt J.G.Christman, USMCR, 1944 New Caledonia. New Hebredes, Munda, Emerau, Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Wotjie'.
diameter 5in. height 5.5 in.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, 1995-2007.

    Provenance:
    The War Museum
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