This painting depicts the African American in the United States Air Force facing a grand endeavor that will change them and their country forever. The point-of-view of this painting is looking up and over the broad, proud, and capable shoulders of a confident, yet humble young pilot, observing his comrades-in-arms beginning to realize their dreams to fly.
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Hell’s Wench, a B-24 badly damaged by anti-aircraft artillery fire, led the 93d Bombardment Group (Heavy) in its daring low-level attack on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, which supplied twothirds of Germany’s petroleum production at that stage of World War II. Lt. Col. Addison E. Baker, an Ohio National Guardsman who commanded the 93rd, refused to break up the lead formation by landing, and led his group to the target ...
A group portrait of nine Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) from the WWII service period. They are standing in their winter flight gear on the flight line in front of a P-51D Mustang. The women are, from left to right: Dorothy Fulton, Katherine Thompson, Betsy Ferguson, Florene Miller, Delphine Bohn, Dorothy Scott, Terese James, Nancy Batson, and Phyllis Burchfield.
This painting is derived from a photograph the artist shot during a training mission at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2006. The scene depicts the 551st Search and Rescue Special Operations Squadron on board a CH-53 armored helicopter during a training mission with 10 other Air Force personnel as they make their access through the side entry.