I have finally decided to finish up the F4F-4 Wildcat as Marion Dufilho’s Wildcat even if I don’t have much information about which Wildcat he flew on August 24, 1942.
I know he flew a F4F-4 and I know he was a naval aviator aboard USS Saratoga with Richard Harmer. F-8 could even be the plane he flew or it could be the Wildcat Richard Harmer flew on that same day when he crashed his Wildcat aboard the carrier after being wounded.
I guess I will never know unless his son Tom looks at his father’s log book for that information.
My Forgotten Hobby II is a way to remember a hobby I started back as a kid in 1958, and is a way to motivate me with building what I have in my stash. It is also a way to share the experience and the fun of building model airplane kits some of which are in their boxes since the 1980s.
This being said here are my two other builds…
Richard Harmer’s No. 15 F4U-2 Corsair…
Saburo Sakai Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero…
Next time on My Forgotten Hobby II?
The choice is yours…
Marion Dufilho was my grandmother’s uncle. Really cool that you made a model of his plane
Not only I made a model kit but I wrote about him on another blog.