"P-38 Lightning - Jack 'Johnny' Walker CB"
P-38 Lightning “Elaine III” (specifications), was flown by Captain Jack “Johnny” Walker when he was assigned to the 97th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group, operating in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Flying the P-38 Lightning, he received Ace status with five confirmed air-to-air victories. He flew 51 combat missions over North Africa and Italy, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air medal with twelve oak leaf clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Colonel, with 31 years of service.
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Original Painting 10" x 8" - Acrylic on Masonite
|Signed by Jack 'Johnny' Walker - P-38 Lightning Ace (5 air to air)|
|'Johnny' Walker is a member of our Rogue's Gallery|
|Original painting displayed in the private collection of ___________________|
|Progressive stages of painting development.|
|1. Pencil drawing, painted reflected blue sky on canopy,|
red on the nose, propeller spinner, and tail.
Painted the landing gear and door.
Painted in the 97th Fighter Squadron logo.
|2. Painted the underside of the plane silver,|
green reflective on top of the nose.
Added panel lines, guns, part of “Elaine III”,
and seven air-to-air victories, painted in propeller.
3. Final painting proofed by 'Johnny' Walker, CB added to tail, USAAF insignia added,
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