In Memoriam

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Last month, a restored Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane crashed into the Hudson River, killing the pilot. I had seen and photographed the plane some years ago when it was displayed at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War 2 weekend, held every year at the Reading Regional Airport. The tragedy is a reminder of sacrifices made by the people who restore and fly vintage airplanes as a way to educate the public about America’s commitment to individual freedom around the world.

Shown above are two different, anonymous models of the P-47. Watercolors on Stonehenge paper. To leave a comment, click on the post date or title, and scroll down.