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World War 2: B24 Sans Souci 'Taran attack' by VitoSs World War 2: B24 Sans Souci 'Taran attack' by VitoSs
there is new version of this scene : vitoss.deviantart.com/art/Worl… hf :)

B-24 (H), "Sans Souci" no. 41-29424 (Blue E, 783rd Bomb Squadron, 465th Bomb Group, 55th Bombardment Wing, 15th Air Force) was attacked by German fighters and shot down while on a bombing raid, the target of which was an oil refinery in Pardubice in Czechoslovakia. The event occurred near the village Lomy in the territory of Jindrichuv Hradec (Czechoslovakia) when the bombers were returning to their airbase in Pantanella in Italy on 24 August, 1944. In the picture, an FW-190A8/R2 (IV.(Sturm)/JG3 "Udet", the pilot Uffz. Heinemann) is being used as a ram and its right wing is cutting Liberator's left wing.

illustration for book of 70th anniversary of Bombing Raid to Pardubice. www.facebook.com/cilprodnesnid…
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
That is one amazing creation, so many details and so well done, stunning art! :D
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ZeGreatLancaster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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WWIIbrat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Nice artwork, however the aircrew listed on this piece is incorrect.

The correct aircrew is:
P– Charles S. Ellis, Cp– Louis S. Kranzley, N– Richard E. Higgins, B– James B. Steen, G– Vernon D. Edwards, R– Arthur P. Haile, G– Henry E. Walker, G– Samuel A. McGill, G– William H. Weir, G– Joseph R. Giffort-information derived from
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My father was one of the aircrew.
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WWIIbrat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
This is a great piece of artwork, however the list of aircrew is incorrect. My father was a gunner on that plane and I do not see his name listed. VitoSs, if you will contact me at cindy.reeves@rocketmail.com, I will email you a photo of the plane and its crew and a photo of the plane in the field near Lomy where it crashed. I would really like to purchase a poster but I would prefer that it list the correct crew members.
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stevenkranzley Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
WWIIbrat     Why do you think your father was in the plane when this incident happened ?  My Dad was also in the original aircrew.  Steven Kranzley
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raydog13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
that's a cool B24
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Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
It was a suicide attack from the german?
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Mainclyde Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
It was not considered suicide attack as it was still possible to bail out. It was very dangerous, but then so it was getting through the escort fighters and bomber defensive fire.
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panzerjon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great art!
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panzerjon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe you could draw something about the German ME262s!
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aq13ed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
While the incredible draw is awsome and all, I can not hep but think of the nine men inside that aircraft that had no chance to get out at this point. They will be pinned to the side of that aircraft and if not burned alive first will have to ride it out knowing there fate for the final few seconds of thier young lives. I see this as an incredible tribute to those very brave men.

A bomber with this much damage is also being rammed. Unusual. Please note the references to this story it would make an interesting study.
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VitoSs Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks for your interest. We cooperate with writer of books about aircraft history. We also got some informations from members of aircrew of planes we paint so we think that this attack was intentional although the bomber was hardly damaged even befor this taran.
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BenjaminPenny Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is phenomenal, the level of motion in this is quite stunning. Excellent job! The historical reference and patches you've included are also very nice touches :nod:
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VitoSs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh thanks for it :). Yes Im quite interested in aircraft history so I included these informations and self-made patches. U can see my other works of B-24 Liberators here [link] and here [link] . U can look forward to another painting of "Checkertail Clan" P-51 Mustangs
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mattduda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
wow!
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jablar Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great picture...
maybe the fire could be more colourfull, just to add it more contrast, but nice anyway...
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to amazing gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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VitoSs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:)
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CommanderCody212 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Wow that's really good!
The fire and smoke, everything about is just great!
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VitoSs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank u very much :)
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Panzermig Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoooa, incredible draw, is awesome, much color and fire! hahahaha.

Serious, is a awesome draw :clap:
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VitoSs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot :):)
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Panzermig Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome =)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice one fella
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VitoSs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :)
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