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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 :… 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.…
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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
ZeGreatLancaster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
My father was one of the aircrew.
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, 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.
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
raydog13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
that's a cool B24
Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
It was a suicide attack from the german?
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.
panzerjon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great art!
panzerjon Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe you could draw something about the German ME262s!
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