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Latest Aviation Art Releases

 Austrian-born Walter Nowotny was one of Germany's highest scoring aces of WWII with 258 victories to his credit, three of them flying the Messerschmitt Me.262. He is depicted here flying White 8 of Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany in 1944. He was killed in action later that year following a fraught combat with US fighters during the Defence of the Reich.

White 8 - Walter Nowotny by Ivan Berryman.
 The highest scoring fighter pilot of all time with a confirmed tally of 352 victories, Erich Hartmann is depicted getting airborne from a snowy airstrip in Czechoslovakia, late in 1944 in a Bf109G-6 of 6./JG 52.

Erich Hartmann - The Ace of Aces by Ivan Berryman.
Tiger Moth G-AOEI owned by Cambridge Flying Group over the Cambridge countryside.

A Special Breed by Gerald Coulson.
 The daylight raid on Tokyo, led by Lt Col James H. Doolittle on Sunday 18 April 1942, has rightfully entered the history books as one of the most daring and courageous operations of the Second World War. On that day, in mid ocean, Doolittle had launched his B-25 Mitchell bomber from the heaving, spray-soaked flight deck of an aircraft carrier, a deck too short to land on, and flown on to bomb Tokyo. He knew there would be no return to the USS Hornet, either for him or the 15 heavily laden B-25s behind him, for this was a feat never before attempted, and for every crew member the mission was a one-way ticket. Yet, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, they all dared to survive. The mission for the 16 bombers was to bomb industrial targets in Tokyo and surrounding areas, to slow production of strategic war material, then fly on to land in the part of south-west China that was still in the hands of friendly Nationalist forces. All being well, the mission would be so unexpected it would plant the first seeds of doubt into enemy minds. It worked – the Japanese were forced to quickly divert hundreds of aircraft, men and equipment away from offensive operations to the defence of their homeland. There was, however, another reason behind the Doolittle's raid – to lift the morale of an American public devastated by the attack on Pearl Harbor four months earlier. And the success of the mission provided the boost that was needed. If any had doubted America's resolve in the face of uncertainty, the courage, determination and heroism displayed by Lt Col Doolittle and his band of aviators restored their determination. Although it might take years, and the price would be high, America and her allies understood that the fight could, and would, be won. Commissioned to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid the painting portrays the dramatic moment that Lt Col Jimmy Doolittle lifts his B-25 off the pitching deck of the USS Hornet. Having timed his launch to perfection he climbs steeply away, ready to adjust his compass bearing for a direct line to Tokyo. On the sodden deck behind him the crews of the remaining 15 aircraft, whose engines are warmed, ready and turning, will quickly follow their commanding officer into the murky sky.

Destination Tokyo by Anthony Saunders.

 VC.10, serial No 885 was the last of its type to be built at Brooklands and is seen here taking to the air on 16th February 1970 in her East African Airlines livery as 5H-MOG. This aircraft was later acquired by the Royal Air Force and registered as ZA150, serving as a K3 with 101 Sqn until her eventual retirement in 2013, this veteran of 43 years service landing for the final time at Dunsfold where she will be preserved as part of the Brooklands Museum.

Last of the Line by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 The Junkers Ju.287 V1 bomber prototype was a typical example of Germany's research into advanced aerodynamics at the end of World War II. Featuring forward swept wings and four Jumo 004B-1 Orkan axial-flow turbojets, this extraordinary aircraft made several successful flights before the project was curtailed by the war's end. RS+RA is shown on a test flight, carrying a cine camera in front of the fin to record airflow by means of wool tufts glued to the wings and fuselage sides. The characteristics of forward swept wings are only now being re-evaluated, 70 years after Junkers' first tentative steps into the unknown.

A New Shape in the Sky by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Supermarine Swift F.4 WK198 flown by Lt Cmdr Mike Lithgow setting a new World Air Speed Record on 26th September 1953, averaging 737.3mph over a series of four runs above the desert of Castel Idris, Libya. The airframe of this important piece of British aviation history has been rescued from a scrap yard by the Brooklands Museum and it is hoped that WK198 might one day be restored to static display condition.

Blue Streak by Ivan Berryman. (P)
  Seen here in company with other 485 Sqn machines, Spitfire Mk.IXc ML407 is depicted over the Normandy beaches shortly after D-Day.  Flown by New Zealander Fl Lt Johnnie Houlton, this aircraft claimed a Ju.88 on 6th June and shared in the destruction of another on the same day.  Coded 'V' in honour of his wife, Vickie, ML407 is still flying today, now converted to a two-seater and regularly displayed by Carolyn Grace.

Guardians of the Beaches by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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Cliff Peterson



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 No one will ever know exactly what caused Max Immelmanns demise, but what is known is that his propeller was seen to disintegrate, which caused a series violent oscillations that ripped the Fokker E.III apart, the tail breaking away before the wings folded back, trapping the young German ace in his cockpit. The popular belief is that his interrupter gear malfunctioned, causing him to shoot away part of his own propeller, but British reports attribute Immelmanns loss to the gunnery of Cpl J H Waller from the nose of FE.2b 6346 flown by 2Lt G R McCubbin on Sunday, 18th June 1916. Immelmann was flying the spare E.III 246/16 as his own E.IV had been badly shot up earlier that day.

Immelmanns Last Flight by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Aircraft number 2247, flown by Lt McElroy, attacks the Yokosuka Yard near Tokyo. He was one of the 18 B25 Mitchell bombers which took part in the famous retaliatory raid on Japan.

Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, 18th April 1942 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 On February 15, 1944, a force of B-24s, B-25s and A-20s hammered the heavily defended Japanese base at Kavieng. Several aircraft, however, were forced to ditch; three downed B-25 crews from 345th Bomb Group floating helplessly in life-rafts within a thousand yards of the beach, and the Japanese troops were in no mood to take prisoners. Their only chance of survival was the air-sea rescue PBY Catalina. Nicolas Trudgians dramatic reconstruction depicts Lt. Commander Nathan Gordons PBY Catalina making its final take-off, the intense enemy gunfire from the shore making his mission seemingly impossible. But the young pilot got all 25 men aboard safely home, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for what is one of the bravest actions of the war in the Pacific.

Flight Out of Hell by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 At 3.30am on the 23rd June 1945, a Dakota of 357 (special duties) Squadron took off from Mingaladon airfield nr.  Rangoon , to travel the 600 miles, 300 of them behind enemy lines, to rescue a downed American Liberator crew deep in the jungles of   Siam  .  The Dakota was flown by pilot Fl Lt. Larry Lewis, who already held the DFM awarded to him for 33 ops as a rear gunner on   Wellingtons  in 1941. Two crews had already failed when Lewis was asked to attempt this hazardous mission. Flying between 5,000 - 6,000ft he flew over The Hump, a ridge of mountains running down the spine of   Burma  . Local villagers had cleared a rough airstrip 800yds long with Lewis finding it by the time dawn broke. With monsoon clouds gathering, the Liberator crew aboard and the Dakota sinking in the wet ground, he managed, just, to get airborne. Flying at zero feet and looking out for Japanese Zero fighters Lewis took a different course back. Although being fired on from the ground they managed to make it all the way to the airfield at Dum Dum nr.   Calcutta ,  India  . Lewis was awarded an immediate DFC. By the end of the war he had completed 63 ops, held the rank of Squadron Leader with his service from 1938-1945, and was awarded the Air Efficiency Medal.

Larry Lewis DFC by Graeme Lothian. (GL)
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 A C130 Hercules MK1 from RAF Lynham Transport Wing, delivers a low level Brigade drop of Airbourne forces over Salisbury Plain.

Dawn Descent by David Pentland. (Y)
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 The Macchi C.205V <i>Veltro</i> of Capitano Adriano Visconti, the Commanding Officer of 1a Squadriglia, 1° Gruppo Caccia, ANR, is shown taking off for another mission in the Spring of 1944, the Italian ace amassing ten victories in the course of his career.

Tribute to Capitano Adriano Visconti by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 A classic beauty in its element, a 19 Squadron Spitfire on a routine patrol in the skies above southern England.

Lone Warrior by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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High above the trenches in April 1918, 74 Squadron engage the famed JG 1 led by the renowned ace baron von Richthofen in his distinctive bright red DR 1. Edward Mick mannock flying a SE5.a diving down top engage another Fokker Dr1 as the red baron flies past momentarily catching each others eyes. The new CO of 74 squadron, major Grid Caldwell MC (bar) New Zealands top ace can be seen above entering the dog fight. But it would be Mannock who would go on to great fame. with 61 confirmed victories and to win the VC, DSO (bar) and MC (bar) After 74 squadron he replaced Billy Bishop of CO 85 Squadron on the 3rd July 1918, scoring 46 victories in the Se5.a He was killed by ground fire near Lestram, France on the 26th July 1918. his Victoria Cross being gazetted on the 18th July 1919. The red baron CO of the Richthofens Flying circus didnt survive the month, also killed by ground fire on the 21st April, he was buried by the Allies with full military honours.

Dawn Dog Fight, Mick Mannock VC by Graeme Lothian (GS)
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Seafang



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Aviation History Timeline : 24th November
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. P. R. Smith of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
24November1940Hauptmann Hermann Khl of 2./Kampfgeschwader 4 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1940Hauptmann Joachim Helbig of 4. (K)/Lehrgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1940Hauptmann Robert Kowalewski of Stabsstaffel/X. Fliegerkorps was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1940Oberleutnant Gerhard Michalski of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
24November1940Oberleutnant Gerhard Richter of 9.(K)/Lehrgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1940Oberleutnant Otto Hintze of 3./Ergnzungs-Gruppe 210 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1940Oberleutnant Sigmar-Ulrich Freiherr von Gravenreuth of 1./Kampfgeschwader 30 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1940Oberst Gnter Schwartzkopff of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1940P. R. Smith, a pilot from UK, who flew who flew with No.236 Sqn RAF, died on this day
24November1941Hauptmann Vladimir Ferencina of JG 52 shot down an I-16
24November1941Leutnant Alfred Wehmeyer of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24November1941Leutnant Dieter Bidlingmaier of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24November1941Leutnant Wolfgang Ernst of JG 77 shot down a MiG-3
24November1941Oberfeldwebel Albert Espenlaub of JG 27 shot down a Boston III
24November1941Oberfeldwebel Helmut Haugk of ZG 26 shot down a Curtiss P-40
24November1941Oberfeldwebel Helmut Haugk of ZG 26 shot down a Curtiss P-40
24November1941Oberfeldwebel Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
24November1941Oberleutnant Bruno Stolle of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
24November1941Oberleutnant Ernst Ehrenberg of JG 52 shot down an I-61
24November1941Oberleutnant Heinrich Setz of JG 77 shot down an I-16
24November1941Unteroffizier Heinz Golisch of ZG 26 shot down a Curtiss P-40
24November1941Unteroffizier Karl Emsbach of ZG 26 shot down a Curtiss P-40
24November1942Feldwebel Berthold Korts of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-3
24November1942Feldwebel Hans Dammers of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-3
24November1942Guido Masiero, a pilot from Italy, with 5.00 victories, died on this day
24November1942Leutnant Friedrich Lorentzen of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
24November1942Leutnant Josef Zwernemann of JG 52 shot down an I-16 Rata
24November1942Leutnant Josef Zwernemann of JG 52 shot down an Il-2
24November1942Major Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke of JG 3 shot down a Jak-1
24November1942Major Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke of JG 3 shot down an Il-2
24November1942Oberfeldwebel Alfred Grislawski of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-3
24November1942Unteroffizier Ernst Lohberg of JG 52 shot down a R-5
24November1943Oberfeldwebel Hans Juppner of J.Gr. Sd shot down a B-17
24November1943Spitfire EN130 Mk.IX , FN-A, - Joined No.331 Sqn RAF with code FN-A.
24November1944Hauptmann Hans Ketscher of 1. (F)/Aufklrungs-Gruppe 121 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24November1956Walter Carlaw DFC, a pilot from UK, with 12.00 victories, who flew Camel with No.70 Sqn RAF, died on this day
24November1966P Huskinson, a pilot from UK, with 12.00 victories, died on this day
24November1985Hilbert Bair, a pilot from US, with 5.00 victories, died on this day

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