Philip E. West
Overall print size 16” x 26” / 40cms x 66cms.
the sun slowly begins to rise this wintry morning over Thorpe
Abbots, Norfolk, ground crew prepare B-17G “The All American
Girl” in an almost surreal setting, for her 99th dangerous
mission over enemy territory. On 10th January 1945, 19-year-old
pilot, 1st Lt. John Dodrill and his crew went missing on a combat
sortie to Cologne. Like many other crews, they made the ultimate
sacrifice in the fight for freedom, with the ‘Bloody Hundredth’
Bombardment Group playing its full part with courage and honour.
print is signed and numbered by the artist.