AIR STROKES

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS OF AIR COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II

As a sister of Brushes With War, this exhibit uses period original art of pilots, air crews, and ground crews to show the air campaigns in all theaters of World War II. Some highlights include trench art by a winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, 15 dramatic combat drawings by a B-25 Mitchell bomber crewman who was shot down over the South Pacific in 1944, a series of 22 original drawings of Royal Air Force fighters and bombers in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), a painting of an RAF British Hawker Hurricane shooting down a German He 111 bomber, Italian drawings of Axis aircraft, and paintings of Allied day and night bombing of Germany. A lofty attraction for art, history, and aviation lovers alike.

Sergeant Andrew Klimko

Sergeant Andrew Klimko, US Army Air Forces

Para-Frag Bombing by a B-25, 1944 (1 of 16 drawings by Klimko in the WWHAM collection)

Royal Air Force aircraft

"V" is for Victory!

Original drawings of Royal Air Force aircraft, circa 1943 ("V" is for Victory!)

S. Venters

S. Venters, Royal Air Force

British Hawker Hurricane Shooting Down a German He111 Bomber, 1943

R. Sherwood

R. Sherwood, Royal Air Force

Lancaster Bombers Bound For Berlin, 1945

Corporal Paul Robey's decorated hat

Corporal Paul Robey's decorated hat, US Army Air Forces

China-Burma-India Theater of Operations