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OCTOBER 15, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY PETER CHILELLI

This new Aviation Art Print is now available to order, Beauty And The Bones by Peter Chilelli. The Bones made a spectacular return to naval aircraft at that time, with the first F-4Bs of VF-84 displaying a waving Jolly Rogers over their tail surfaces. Flamboyant color schemes were not lacking on the US Navy at the time, but this one made a lasting impression.

All Peter Chilelli's prints come in many options to choose from just like this one, to see those options click on the link above.

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OCTOBER 13, 2021 - NEW AVIATION BOOK - NO WAY OUT: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE B-24 "LADY BE GOOD" AND HER CREW BY STEVEN R. WHITBY

This new Aviation Book, No Way Out: The Untold Story of the B-24 "Lady Be Good" and Her Crew by Steven R. Whitby is now available to order. 

The first and only combat mission for the B-24 Liberator “Lady Be Good.” On April 4, 1943, she left her base on the North African coast of Libya to bomb the port city of Naples, Italy. She never returned to base. It was not until the spring of 1959 that "Lady Be Good" was discovered by a BP oil exploration team almost 500 miles deep in the Libyan Desert, virtually intact, with no trace of the crew. What happened to the "Lady Be Good" is explored in this book.

No Way Out: The Untold Story of the B-24 \

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TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY - OCTOBER 9, 1943 - VIII BOMBER COMMAND MISSION NUMBER 113

The Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG aircraft facility in Marienburg, East Prussia (Malbork, Poland), where the Luftwaffe's Fw 190 fighter was being manufactured, was attacked by approximately 100 American heavy bombers as part of VIII Bomber Command Mission Number 113. Marienburg was supposed to be outside the range of Allied bombs early in the war because German fighter production had been scattered.

Here is one of our favorite prints Schweinfurt / Regensburg by Jim Laurier, which features FW-190 and B-17 aircrafts.

Planejunkie is always adding new Military Art Prints, Aviation Art Prints, Books and Collectibles, so check back to stay up to date.

OCTOBER 5, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY KEITH BURNS

Now available to order is a new Aviation Art Print Preparing For Action by Keith Burns. In his exciting painting Preparing for Action, award-winning artist Keith Burns gives us a fine depiction of a Typhoon from the 2nd Tactical Air Force, refueled and re-armed, preparing for another death- defying, low-level mission to strike fear and destruction into the enemy.

Preparing For Action by Keith Burns - Hawker Typhoon -  Aviation Art Print

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY PETER CHILELLI

This new Aviation Art Print is now available to order, Ruhr Valley Gauntlet by Peter Chilelli. On the night of May 17th 1943, British Royal Air Forces bombed the Moehne Dam, using a special bomb developed for this purpose. The bombardment resulted in a huge tidal wave, that rolled from Möhnesee through the Ruhr Valley to the Ruhr area.

Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, later called the Dam Busters, using a purpose-built "bouncing bomb" developed by Barnes Wallis.

All Peter Chilelli's prints come in many options to choose from just like this one, to see those options click on the link above.

Planejunkie is always adding new Military Art Prints, Aviation Art Prints, Books and Collectibles, so check back to stay up to date.

TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY - SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 - CAPTAIN MICHAEL N. ANTONIOU

On September 27, 1964, Captain Michael N. Antoniou flew the number two Bell YUH-1D-BF Iroquois, 60-6029, Bell Helicopter for World Record for Distance Without Landing from from Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert of southern California, non-stop to Rogers, Arkansas. The distance flown was 2,170.70 kilometers (1,348.81 miles).

 

 

The UH-1D Iroquois (Model 205) from Bell Helicopter Co. was an enhanced version of the UH-1B. (Model 204). The HU-1 was the type's initial military name, and the helicopter became known as the "Huey" as a result.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY RICK HERTER

Now available to order in muliple options is a new Aviation Art Print, Winchester Over The Hammurabi by Rick Herter. Operation Iraqi Freedom A-10 Warthogs had a critical role of destroying ground targets throughout the country. One mission in particular featured A-10's flown by pilots from the 110th Fighter Wing, a unit of the Michigan Air National Guard. 

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY PETER CHILELLI

A new Aviation Art Print by Peter Chilelli, Aerial Firefighting is now available to order. This Aviation Art Print depicts Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aerial firefighting. All Peter Chilelli's prints come in many options to choose from just like this one, to see those options click on the link above.

Planejunkie is always adding new Military Art Prints, Aviation Art Prints, Books and Collectibles, so check back to stay up to date.

 

TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY - SEPTEMBER 15, 1961 - JACKIE COCHRAN

On September 15, 1961, Jackie Cochran a consultant to Northrop Corporation flew a T-38A-30-NO Talon to set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Distance Over a Closed Course of 2,166.77 kilometers (1,346.37 miles). Jackie Cochran set nine world speed, distance and altitude records while flying the Northrop T-38A-30-NO Talon 60-0551.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 - NEW AVIATION BOOK - TOPGUN: THE LEGACY: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF TOPGUN AND ITS IMPACT ON TACTICAL AVIATION

This new Aviation Book, TOPGUN: The Legacy: The Complete History of TOPGUN and Its Impact on Tactical Aviation by By Brad Elward is now available to order. TOPGUN: The Legacy provides a unique, detailed, and never-before-told history of the Navy Fighter Weapons School. Based on over 450 interviews with graduates, instructors, and commanding officers, and thousands of pages of archival documents, this definitive study covers the early history of air combat tactical development, the school’s founding in 1968, and its progression throughout the decades to the present day.

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY ANTHONY SAUNDERS

Now available to order is a new Aviation Art Print commemorating the aircrews of RAF Bomber Command, Lucky Jane by Anthony Saunders. Flying until the end of the war, QR-J Just Jane survived 123 operational sorties, and was one of four Lancasters from 61 Squadron to join the select ‘One Hundred’ club.

 

SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY RICHARD TAYLOR

A new Aviation Art Print by Richard Taylor, Eagles Of The Eighth is now available to order. This Aviation Art Print is a veteran-signed edition remembering the P-51 Mustang pilots of the USAAF, it is available as a Limited Edition,  Artist Proof and Collector's Edition.

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 - NEW AVIATION BOOK - MYASISHCHEV M-4 AND 3M: THE FIRST SOVIET STRATEGIC JET BOMBER

Now available for order is a new Aviation Book, Myasishchev M-4 and 3M: The First Soviet Strategic Jet Bomber by Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov. The book charts the first Soviet strategic jet bomber’s development and operational history. It includes the story of how the 3M was adapted to carry components of the Energiya/Buran space transport system as the VM-T Atlant outsize cargo transporter.

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TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY - AUGUST 20, 1945 - VOYAGER 2

Voyager 2 was launched from Launch Complex 41 at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Titan IIIE-Centaur launch vehicle.

Two years later, July 9, 1979, Voyager 2 passed within 350,000 miles of Jupiter making its closest approach to the planet.

AUGUST 17, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART PRINTS BY ANTHONY SAUNDERS

Now available to order are two new Aviation Art Prints by Anthony Saunders, Skytrain To Normandy and  Ace Over Normandy. Both Aviation Art  Prints commemorating the brave aircrews who valiantly played their part in the skies over Normandy as the Allies fought to liberate Europe after D-Day.

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AUGUST 10, 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY PETER CHILELLI

Now available to order is a new Aviation Art Print, Fat Man Away by Peter Chilelli. This Aviation Print depicts the "Bockscar", sometimes called Bock's Car, is the name of the United States Army Air Forces B-29 bomber that dropped a Fat Man nuclear weapon over the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War II in the second – and last – nuclear attack in history.

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TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY - AUGUST 6, 1945 - ENOLA GAY

At 0245 hours, a four-engine, long range heavy bomber of the 509th Composite Group, United States Army Air Forces, took off from North Field on the island of Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands, on the most secret combat mission of World War II. The Martin-Omaha B-29-45-MO Superfortress, 44-86292, under the command of Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., was carrying Bomb Unit L-11, the first nuclear weapon to be used during war. On the morning before the mission, Colonel Tibbets had his mother’s name painted on the nose of the airplane: "Enola Gay".

For those interested in "Enola Gay" Aviation Collectibles, we have many that would be a great Aviation Gift, like the B-29 "Enola Gay" Nose Art Panel , Framed Enola Gay Returns to Tinian Print With B29 Skin Signed or The Peacemakers Aviation Print. Shop any of our Military Art Prints, Aviation Books and Collectibles today.

JULY 23, 2021 - NEW MILITARY BOOK - THE 4TH WAFFEN-SS PANZERGRENADIER DIVISION "POLIZEI": AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

 

Here is yet another New Military Book, The 4th Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier Division "Polizei": An Illustrated History by Massimiliano Afiero with a brief history of the Polizei II division is included as an appendix. The subject is examined through many personal recollections, hundreds of photos and maps from private collections, and period documents, including extracts from official bulletins and the division’s war diary.

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JULY 19, 2021 - NEW MILITARY BOOK - ALL OF WHICH I SAW: WITH THE US MARINE CORPS IN IRAQ

All of Which I Saw: With the US Marine Corps in Iraq by Lucian Read takes the viewer across the Pacific aboard ship, into the Battle of Najaf and Second Battle of Fallujah, during some of the most dramatic and important moments of the Iraq War. Throughout, the book also contains Read’s own contemporaneous accounts that tell the stories behind the photos, including Sgt. Maj. Kasal’s, and captures the grim truths about the war in all its violence, tragedy, heroism, and sacrifice.

Planejunkie is always adding new Military Art Prints, Aviation Art Prints, Books and Collectibles, so check back to stay up to date.

JULY, 14 2021 - NEW AVIATION ART BY ANTHONY SAUNDERS

Now available to order is a new print Tiger Fight by Anthony SaundersCommemorating the legendary American Volunteer Group – The Flying Tigers. This Aviation Art Print can be ordered as a Limited Edition and a matted Collector's Edition and Artist Proof with two authentic autographs of the AVG’s most famous pilots.

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TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY - JULY 6, 1944 - ROSE OF YORK

In honor of Her Royal Highness "The Princess Elizabeth", a United States Army Air Forces heavy bomber, 42-102547 B-17 Flying Fortress was christened "Rose of York" by Princess Elizabeth on her royal visit to the airfield R.A.F. Thurleigh (U.S.A.A.F. Station 111), 5 miles north of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. It was part of the 306th Bomb Group throughout it's 62 successful missions. It was destroyed on the return from a raid to Berlin on it's 63rd mission over the English channel with all 9 crew and a reporter.

                                                            

"Back from Berlin" our past featured Aviation Art Print and Book combo would make for the perfect Aviation Gift. Shop any of our Military Art Prints, Aviation Books and Collectibles today.

 

JUNE 28, 2021 - NEW MILITARY ART BY RICHARD TAYLOR!

Now available to order are these two Great Escape pieces by Richard Taylor. Both come matted and include original artefacts recovered from the POW camp at Stalag Luft III.

Richard's Stalag Luft III - The Great Escape print is also individually printed and dedicated to one of the 76 men who escaped through the tunnel.

The Great Escape - Matted Collector's Piece has been signed for posterity by a veteran of Stalag Luft III who was directly involved in the Great escape: Flt Lt William 'Tex' Ash.

Planejunkie is always adding new Military Art Prints, Aviation Art Prints, Books and Collectibles, so check back to stay up to date.

 

TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY – JUNE 23, 1961 – MAJOR ROBERT M. WHITE EXCEEDS MACH 5 IN AN X-15

Major Robert Michael White, United States Air Force, turned into the main pilot to surpass Mach 5 in an airplane. This was the 38th trip of the X-15 Program. Trips during this stage of the X-15 gradually sped up speed and height to its plan cutoff points of Mach 6 and 250,000 feet (76,200 meters).

For those interested in X-15 Aviation Collectibles, we have our X-15 Humidor or X-15 Nose Art Panel would be the perfect Aviation Gift for the pilot in your life. Always check back for new Aviation Art Prints, Books and Collectibles being added daily to Planejunkie.com

 

June 11, 2021 - OUR NEW AVIATION ART AND COLLECTIBLES BLOG IS COMING SOON!

We are currently working with a number of copywriters to deliver to you new, interesting and relevant information on Aviation Art Prints, Books, and Collectibles. So much is going on in the world of Aviation Art and we'd love to share it with you.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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