Don't worry about the swastika on the aircraft, Matt. Although it stands for a terrible thing, that's part of the history of WWII. I really do like what you did there. If that's your out of the box, I can imagine what you could do with all the weathering. The B17, the box formation, overlapping fields of fire, the Norden bombsight, high altitude, good training and the use of long range fuel tanks on the "little friends" gave us the air superiority for what we needed to do. Aluminum Overcast is one of my favorite phrases from WWII. I wonder what 1000 bombers looked like from the ground. Talk about blocking out the sun.

As far as the history of the swastika, I did a little research a number of years ago to determine where that thing came from. I found a great answer. The German swastika was actually pure Germanic in origin. About 500 years ago, they had a system of symbols which also doubled as an alphabet. They were called the runes. I'm sure most of you have seen the SS symbol which looks like two lightning bolts. The two S symbols together stood for schutzstafel which meant protection squad. One S all by itself was the symbol "sieg" meaning victory. If you took two sieg runes together and crossed them, they made the swastika or hakenkreutz in German meaning broken cross which was the ancient Germanic symbol for "enlightenment". It just happens that the symbol shows up in a number of other cultures.