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1/35 Utah Beach Diorama to Honor Local Man

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Pvt. Burnell W. Coolen of Brewster, Mass. and the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, which landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, 1944. Tragically, he was killed in action two weeks later during the Division's drive to capture the port of Cherbourg.

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MSGT William Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, USAAF WWII
MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
T 5 A. Curtis Dufield, 147th Armored Signal Company, 7th Armored Division WWII

CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
"And then we all got invited to World War II and everybody's life changed." (Jean Kelly Barnett Gould 1922-2009 (My mom))
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Phil. 4:11b)
"That outfit was so bad that the CHAPLAIN went over the hill with a couple of guys." William Bryson Gould 1920-2012 )(My dad))

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Great. I'd love to hear some of the construction details. Is the landing craft scratch built?

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Great. I'd love to hear some of the construction details. Is the landing craft scratch built?

Oh, no, the LCVP is the Italeri 1/35 kit! I replaced the crew with the Trumpeter figures. The Infantry is a mix of Master Box, Dragon and Trumpeter from my "stable." I had to fabricate 22 little M25 Assault Gas Mask Bags for them. I used paint to outfit them all in the M 41 field jacket, so please don't look too carefully at the pockets and the length because there are quite a few M 43s in there. Also painted M38 leggings over the double buckle boots that many of the figures came with. The beach is Cape Cod sand mixed with white glue. The water is clear silicone caulking from the hardware store.


MSGT William Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, USAAF WWII
MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
T 5 A. Curtis Dufield, 147th Armored Signal Company, 7th Armored Division WWII

CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
"And then we all got invited to World War II and everybody's life changed." (Jean Kelly Barnett Gould 1922-2009 (My mom))
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Phil. 4:11b)
"That outfit was so bad that the CHAPLAIN went over the hill with a couple of guys." William Bryson Gould 1920-2012 )(My dad))

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As always with your work.......looks great Jean!


Always looking for 4th Fighter Group and 490th Bomb Group items.

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I want to echo Dennis' comment. I really like the figures running off the LCVP unto the beach. They really caught my attention. Nice job.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Nicely done. Good to see the landing at Utah Beach get some attention.

 

Tom


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