Flying Fortresses of the 379th Bomb Group head home, escorted by P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group, following a 1944 mission into Germany. Based at Kimbolton, the 379th flew more sorties and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other group in the Mighty 8th Air Force. Carol Dawn, the lead plane in this painting, flew over 120 missions, the third highest of its group, before returning intact to the U.S. after completing its tours of duty with multiple crews during the second World War. Four squadrons made up the 379th, including the 524th, 525th, 526th & 527th, and logged some of the most colorful and celebrated missions of any American heavy bomber unit.
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Archival Satin paper giclée prints signed by the artist, includes Certificate of Authenticity.
THE ARTIST PROOF
Includes a 10″ x 18″ Companion Print, “Carol Dawn” and is autographed by B-17 Carol Dawn’s Top Turret Gunner:
Flight Engineer JOE CARROLL – 379th BG, 527th Sq. and includes Biographical Profile booklet
THE GICLÉE PROOFS ON CANVAS
Using the most sophisticated digital Giclée technology, each Canvas Proof is printed directly on to fine canvas creating the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is hand-oil accented and re-varnished, signed and numbered by the Artist.
Stretched canvas size: 36″ wide x 12″ high