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Product description: The painting is entitled "Early Fortress" accompanied by the song Ooo Oo-Oh Boom by The Andrews Sisters. The Flying Fortress is one of the most famous airplanes ever built. The B-17 prototype first flew on July 28, 1935. Although few B-17s were in service on Dec. 7, 1941, production quickly accelerated after the U.S. entry into World War II. The aircraft served in every combat zone, but it is best known for the daylight strategic bombing of German industrial targets. Production ended in May 1945 and totaled 12,726. In March 1944 this B-17G was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group -- "The Ragged Irregulars" -- and based at Bassingbourn, England. There its crew named it Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby, after a popular song. It flew 24 combat missions in WWII, receiving flak damage seven times. Its first mission (Frankfurt, Germany) was on March 24, 1944, and last mission (Posen, Poland) on May 29, 1944, when engine problems forced a landing in neutral Sweden where the airplane and crew were interned. TECHNICAL NOTES: Armament: 13 .50-cal. machine guns; normal bomb load of 6,000 lbs. Engines: Four Wright Cyclone R-1820s of 1,200 hp each Maximum speed: 300 mph Cruising speed: 170 mph Range: 1,850 miles Ceiling: 35,000 ft. Span: 103 ft. 10 in. Length: 74 ft. 4 in. Height: 19 ft. 1 in. Weight: 55,000 lbs. loaded Serial number: 42-32076
 
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$200.00 USD

Early Fortress

Paintings by Alba Paintings

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  • Product ID#: 212826
  • Dimensions: 24" width x18" height x.625" depth
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Materials: Oil
  • Subject: Landscape, Other Subjects, Transportation
  • Style: Realism
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Gray, Green, Orange, White

Artwork Description: The painting is entitled "Early Fortress" accompanied by the song Ooo Oo-Oh Boom by The Andrews Sisters. The Flying Fortress is one of the most famous airplanes ever built. The B-17 prototype first flew on July 28, 1935. Although few B-17s were in service on Dec. 7, 1941, production quickly accelerated ...
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I've been drawing since childhood. I'm a retired military pilot. When stationed in northern Maine I began to paint. I painted off and on for 30 years...mostly off. After being furloughed from the airline industry I began to paint daily. I've been doing that for three years. I strive for realism. I enjoy painting from old black & white photos, videos, and ancient sculpture. I'm now dedicating my web site at AlbaPaintings.com to painting the greatest generation. read more