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Distribution 0541 of 1400

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
 P-51B-5 43-6819 - Capt. Duane W. "Bee" Beenson (sic), Commanding Officer, 4th FG/336th FS, Debden, Essex, 1944
Aviation Archive. Well, you can't own just one or two, you've got to get the whole set. I know that's toy-soldier thinking, or waterline-fleet thinking, but having one of each of these B's has become an obsession. Don't know why, but it may be because of an in-house shortage of Valium, or maybe a touch of hypoglycemia. Anyway, the commitment (double meaning, double meaning) has been made.

Another breakout. However, another ugly Corgi pimple has popped up, this one on both the box and the collector's card. The name is not Beenson, it is BEESON. Beeson, BEESON, B-E-E-S-O-N. Arghhh. You can see how a shortage of Valium has become critical at this juncture.

Can you imagine Hornby executives ceremoniously (and fictionally) offering a complete set of Bee
nson models to the Beeson family? It would be like offering a complete set of Stanford Tush models to the Stanford Tuck family! Wake up Hornby: PURGE THE PIMPLES!

Illustration and text copied from Republic's P-47 Thunderbolt,
From Seversky to Victory
by Warren M. Bodie, Widewing Publications
(Hopefully they won't sue)

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