C-47 Band Of Brothers William Guarnere 1/62 - United States Air Force (USA)
The C-47 the military version of the DC-3 is still in use today and is one of the most influential aircraft in history. This "Band of Brothers" C-47 is signed by William "Wild Bill" Guarnere one of the original 140 members of Easy Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division.
William Guarnere joined Easy Company to fight in WW II. He made his first combat jump on D-Day as part of the Allied Invasion of France. Guarnere earned the nickname "Wild Bill" and lived up to it; he was terror on the battlefield and had a reckless attitude towards the Germans. In his recent autobiography entitled Beyond Band of Brothers; Memoirs of Major Richard Winters Richard Winters refers to two men in Easy Company as being "natural killers": Ronald Spiers and Bill Guarnere. When making those statements about both men Winters says it in a way that reflects respect not in a negative manner. Guarnere received the Silver Star for combat during the Brecourt manner Assault on D-Day and was later decorated with two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts making him one of the only two Easy Company members (the other being Lynn Compton) to be awarded the Silver Star throughout the duration of the war while a member of Easy.
Adult Collectible Model: Not Intended for Children Under 16