Saturday, January 6, 2018
"The Mighty Eighth"-- Part 6: Eyes of the Eighth
These are taken from the Paralyzed Veterans of America "Hereoes of the Air" 2018 Calendar featuring the aviation artwork of Gil Cohen.
A great calendar for a great cause. Every month has a painting and information about it/
EYES OF THE EIGHT
"It is 1944. The rain had ended about an hour earlier, leaving a damp, penetrating chill in the air. Aircraft of the 25th Bomb Group sit on the tarmac of the 8th Air Force Station 376, Watton, England. A mechanic makes a last-minute check of the aircraft's starboard landing gear.
"A mud-spattered jeep pulls up, and two figures emerge from the vehicle. The pilot and his navigator are dressed in full flight gear, parachute harness and flying helmet with oxygen mask."