B-17G "High Tailed Lady"

B-17G

A new commission I completed just in time for Christmas! The painting depicts "High Tailed Lady" conducting an important bombing mission over Babenhausen, Germany on Christmas Eve 1944. "High Tailed Lady" fought a harrowing mission through elements of the Luftwaffe's crack Jagdgeschwader 3 and fortunately returned safely. During that mission, 10 B-17s were lost in combat. That's 100 airmen whose bunks were empty on Christmas morning.

I am honored to be chosen to illustrate this painting for the family of a crew member of B-17G Flying Fortress "High Tailed Lady" this Christmas.

B-17G High Tailed Lady