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Crash of B-17G #44-6316 358BS (VK-C) - 12 September 1944
Oil 15" x 30" - 2000
by Steven Leahy
This painting is an extension of John's vision; the moments just following the crash landing of 44-6316 after its mission over Brux, Czechoslovakia on September 12, 1944. More than a portrait of a plane, this is an account of her crew. From the pilot and Lieutenant William P. Lay who brought the wounded bomber safely home to the swarm of crewmembers that saved the plane so that it may too, continue its mission. John's photos have inspired me to continue his story and offer this entry into Clancy's Journal.