June 16, 1944

Check the comment section!

This is what you will read…


Bonjour! Ce jour est arrivé!! I built that Spitfire back in 2005 or 2006. An article came out in the local newspaper about a Mexican pilot in Normandy in WW2. Me being Mexican, it immediately caught my attention and decided I would build it. Since he flew with the RCAF, he hasn’t received as much historic publicity as the other Mexican Squadron in WW2, the 201 unit out in the Pacific Ocean. I started doing some research and quickly I figured out Pérez-Gómez’s details. The picture was the best I could find back then. I also noticed it was 443rd Sqdn – I had already built McLeod’s Spitfire.

The build currently rests in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is a permanent resident in the USS Lexington, the Aircraft Carrier turned Museum, on their model airplane exhibit. I plan to build another one in the future, and this time I will most definetely check out more info on your blog. Tu as beaucoup d’information très intéressantes sur le 443ème Squadron!

RCAF No. 443 Squadron

Mario Fernandez Luis Perez-Gomez
Builder: Mario Fernandez (MaRiO FDZ)
Model: 1/48 ICM Spitfire Mk.IX
Details: RCAF 443rd Sqn., Louis Perez Gomez
I hope Mario will read my blog one day and write a comment.
He paid homage to Luis with this model of Luis’ Spitfire.
It took the picture on this Website.
This is taken from Walter Neil Dove’s logbook when he was an instructor in Uplands.
Wally Dove was also paying homage to LAC Perez-Gomez.

View original post

I wonder if Jacques Gagnon remembers… Redux

Editor’s note

Jacques just woke up in a message he just sent…

Salut Pierre
Je suis en état de choc. J’avais complètement oublié mon Mosquito. J’ai hâte de le voir. Cet objet précieux aura une place de choix. À moins d’en posséder un vrai c’est la meilleure façon de faire connaître et apprécier cette machine exceptionnelle. Un gros merci.

The original post written in last January will follow.


Jacques  doesn’t  follow  this blog. He has no idea I started  building  his vintage  Monogram  Mosquito. I think  I  should  break  the news.