Open Edition Print - $50.00
Image Size: 33.25" x 16.5"
Paper Size: 36" x 20.5"
Canvas Transfer - $265.00
Canvas Size: 33.25" x 16.5"
Plane Type: B-24 Liberator
First Lt. Carl H. Fritsche levels his fuel-laden Consolidated B-24 Liberator, nicknamed "The Crusader," between cloud decks over a valley in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China. Unable to climb above the high mountain peaks because of their heavy loads, the B-24 crews relied on the skills of their navigators to guide them through the valleys and more often than not, through terrible weather (Over the HUMP.) Fritsche and his crew made 48 successful Hump flights carrying vital fuel supplies for General Claire Chennault's aircraft. Fritsche's Squadron, the 492nd Bomb Squadron of the 10th USAAF, was temporarily assigned to Chennault's 14th USAAF in China during the period of August and September 1944.
CANVAS TRANSFER - is a laminated process of transferring a printed image onto canvas using heat and pressure. A reproduction on paper is used to laminate onto the canvas surface using a sealer and is pressed into the canvas. The resulting image looks like it was painted on the canvas and is hard to tell from an original, unless labeled. It is a time consuming and an expensive process, but is still just a reproduction of the original.
LIBERATOR by JACK FELLOWS (B-24 Liberator)@vbader.com/@virginiabaderfinearts