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vegaskip
01-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Airocobra Shoot down
While under air attack from Stukas, the Liberty ship Cornielious Harnett mistakenly shot down one of the defending Russian Airocobras. Incident took place in at the mouth of the Murmansk river at the start of Convoy RA53's return to the UK
W/C 15" X 12"
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Trumper
01-19-2017, 08:11 AM
That looks vicious , do you know if the pilot survived .

vegaskip
01-19-2017, 08:25 AM
No he didn't, the a/c crashed on the river bank in the distance. I'm going to bring the Stuka back a bit, nearer the Airacobra, that's why it was shot down, it flew into the shells meant for the Stuka.
Jim

Fishjay
01-20-2017, 08:40 AM
Another awesome painting with a great, but sad, story. Three thumbs up for this one.

Lester

vegaskip
01-21-2017, 01:46 PM
Thanks Lester, Stuka enlarged with a little detail.
Jim