"ALONE NO MORE" by WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS
Artist Proof Edition: $225
Size 33-1/2" x 10-7/8"
Anniversary Edition Giclee Canvas: $345
Size: 34" w x 11" h
Edition size: 50 s/n
"Sweet Rosie O'Grady" was a B-17G-5-VE. She flew with the 427th Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, First Air Division, 41st Combat Bomb Wing, 8th Air Force, out of Molesworth, England. This B-17 flew 124 missions, more than any other aircraft in the unit.
She is shown battle-damaged, returning from a mission. She'd dropped behind in formation and was alone in the vast European skies - one of the things most feared by bomber crews, because then they became easy prey for the fighters of the Third Reich.
Playing on the same theme shown in "Welcome Home, Yank," Rosie is joined by some Spitfires, two Mark IX's of the 241st Squadron who will escort her home to England. Rosie and her crew are "Alone No More."
ALONE NO MORE by WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS (B-17 Bomber: B-17G-5VE: 427th Squadron: 303rd Bomb Group: Spitfire: USAF: RAF)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts