Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Snipe

By Mike Norris

Continuing with my growing collection of WW1 aircraft, here’s the latest. It represents the Sopwith Snipe, Serial No: E8069, of ‘B’ Flight, No.4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC) in 1918. It was flown by 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Charles Richmond Baker (12 victories), DFC, MM and bar. He was shot down and killed on the 4th of November 1918, aged 21, just a matter of days before the end of the war. In February 1919, he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

© Mike Norris 2016

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This article was published on Friday, March 25 2016; Last modified on Friday, May 10 2019