Working on this painting was a joy and an honor. Below is what inspired me:
“Three Hours Out” acrylic 24 x 48
“During WWII Nebraska was home to eleven air bases, which filled the sky with planes engaged in training aircrews. On June 7, 1944, fifteen B24 bombers departed from the Lincoln Army Air Base en route to the west coast.
During a thunderstorm B24J #44-40758 caught fire, descended to 500 feet, and began circling Chappell, Nebraska , when it exploded…… All aboard were killed instantly.” I created this painting as a memorial to those who gave their lives that stormy morning and countless others defending our families, our lands, and our heritage.