After watching some Imperial War Museum footage showing the Free French pilots of No 340 Squadron, I noticed a mistake in one of my earlier profiles, and decided to correct it. This is the original profile, depicting Spitfire Mk Vb BM324, which was flown by Wg Cdr Bernard Dupérier at the time of Operation Rutter […]
For over a decade, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dimitris Vassilopoulos of Greeks in Foreign Cockpits, a Greek “amateur” historian whose research into the lives and careers of Greek airmen, and airmen of Greek origins, in foreign air arms has yielded more than professional results. Dimitris has been able to uncover stories, photos […]
Seventy-five years ago to this day, on 4 July 1944, Lt William Crawford Moseley was reported missing in action over the Bonin Islands.
I’m currently working on a new template: the Grumman F6F Hellcat, one of the greatest fighters of World War II. The first profiles will be of the F6F-3 and the F6F-3P variants, followed by the F6F-5.
A T-6 Texan with teeth ! During the Korean War, the North American T-6 was adapted for use as a Forward Air Controller (FAC), with better communications equipment and smoke rockets that could be used as markers for strike aircraft. This LT-6G (serial number 49-3544) served with the 6148th Tactical Control Squadron of the 6147th […]
These profiles were made for Phil Listemann’s book Squadrons ! No. 30 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk V – The Belgian & Dutch Squadrons, for which ten Spitfire Mk V profiles were commissioned. This was an opportunity to work on some interesting and unusual markings for RAF Spitfires. Although RAF policy was generally against any […]
I’ve finally finished the template for the Stinson L-5 Sentinel, nearly 10 days later than I’d hoped. I’m rather happy with the result and will be making the first profile tomorrow. Click on the watermarked image below to view the template in high resolution. This is a bit less than half-size as the original is […]
I’m currently working on this new template : the Stinson L-5 Sentinel, which will join its smaller sibling the L-4 Grasshopper, the “military” version of the Piper J-3 Cub. The size of the illustration is 9449 x 4618 pixels, which is 80 x 39.1 cm at 300 dpi. More coming soon !
The Spitfire Mk XVI was a variant of the Spitfire Mk IX powered by a Merlin 266 engine license-built by Packard in the United States. These profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No. 29 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI – The Dominions by Phil H. Listemann.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was one of the most important American heavy bomber designs in World War II, and was also used by the Royal Australian Air Force. The history of its service in Australia is provided in the book Squadrons! No. 28 – The Consolidated B-24 Liberator – The Australians by Phil Listemann, for […]