Grand Canyon Lightning

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Two Lockheed P-38 Lightnings outrun a summer thunderstorm as they fly below the weather and over the majestic landscape of the Grand Canyon.

The P-38 was manufactured by Lockheed aircraft company in Burbank, California during World War II. The airplane flew with Army Air Corps units in both the Pacific and European theaters. These particular Lightnings are on a ferry flight to the US East Coast to then be shipped by sea to fight against Nazi Germany. The lead airplane in the painting is P-38-L serial number 44-24630 and would serve with the 367th Fighter Group in France in 1944. The airplane became the personal mount of the units commanding officer, Colonel (Later General) Edwin S. Chickering.




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The P-51 Mustang has been called the finest fighter aircraft of WWII. This P-51 just caught a German train in the open and he and his wingman sweep in for the attack. The print is countersigned by Col. Don Blakeslee along with one of the most famous aircraft nose artists of WWII, Mr. Don Allan. Col. Blakeslee, while being a high scoring ace and commander of the Fourth Fighter Group, holds the record for the most combat hours flown by any American during the war.


  • Colonel Don BLAKESLEE – WWII Ace
  • Don ALLAN – One of the most famous aircraft nose artists of WWII

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  • 28″ x 18″


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Bent Wing Sonata

Bent Wing Sonata Aviation ArtThough not a specific event, Bent Wing Sonata by Rick Herter, typifies air combat action in the South Pacific during WWII. As American Army Air Corp B-24 Liberators leave the target area, they are met by their regular aerial foe, the Japanese Zero. On this day the Liberator crews have some added safety in the form of U.S. Navy Corsairs from VF-17 the Jolly Rogers.

A Zero has just been struck and the pilot struggles to free himself from the smoking aircraft. The victorious Corsair pilot takes in the scene as he flys by. The Navy pilot’s sense of victory and jubilation is tempered though because he knows that the nature of air combat is fickle. Though today he is the victor, tomorrow the role may be reversed. Today we’ll drink a toast but tomorrow the song and dance will begin anew.

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  • 350 Limited Paper Editions – Image Size 23″ x 25″  Overall Size 27″ x 29″ .    $195
  • 50 Special Canvas Editions – Size 23″ x 25″….$345