Tuskegee Airmen Art Collection By Troy White

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"The Shepherd" features "My Buddy" a P-51C assigned to 1st Lt. Charles P. Bailey of the 99th FS, 332nd FG, as he keeps watch over a squadron of B-24s from the 451st BG flying over the Alps enroute to Germany. The 99th FS was the original unit of "Tuskegee Airmen" -- the first all-black fighter pilot squadron in the U.S. Army Air Force. Lt. Bailey flew a total of 133 missions in the MTO. He scored two confirmed aerial victories, received the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross on May 12, 1945.

In Troy’s own words…“The subjects of the majority of my paintings are inspired by a life-long interest in aviation in general. I enjoy painting all types of planes and their pilots but confess an affinity for historic military aircraft, especially aircraft from the WWII era. I like to use vivid colours and large canvases while focusing on portraying the more radical angles and manoeuvres of flight. I draw from my experiences as a pilot and skydiver to stretch beyond the flat and level world into the dynamic passion and freedom of the limitless sky. I strive to add an element of tension to each piece and draw the viewer into experiencing the sensation of flying through my artwork.”

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