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Flying Fortress (532nd Bomb Squadron USAAF) Giclée Art Print

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Original illustration of a Boeing B-17F 'Flying Fortress' bomber of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) during World War 2. More than 12,000 were built of the Flying Fortress, which dropped more bombs than any other aircraft during the war, flying primarily daylight missions with the USAAF, but also with other Allied forces. 

Depicted in this illustration is 42-29923 'The Lucky Strike,' a B-17F of the 532nd Bomb Squadron, part of the 381st Bomb Group, flying from RAF Ridgewell in Essex. On Tuesday 11 January 1944, The Lucky Strike took part in a bombing raid on German aircraft factories at Oschersleben, 100 miles west of Berlin, during which they shot down four enemy fighters and succesfully bombed a Focke-Wulf assembly plant. The Lucky Strike suffered multiple damage, including the number 1 engine catching fire, but returned safely.

A contemporary article in the Boston Daily Globe lists the crew of The Lucky Strike on that night as: Richard Robinson, Mark Schneider, Bill Provonsha, Ralph Hooper, Dale McCrory, Walter Brzoskr, A. H. Pszalgowski, Paul Ellis Jr., and E. R. Connors.

This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.

12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.