27.800 x 18.600 inches
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Drawing - Pencil On Toned Paper
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4th Fighter Group triple ace 2Lt. Ralph K. Hofer in his P-51B Mustang "Salem Representative" snaps off a burst at a fleeing Fw 190, but loses the nimble German fighter in the morning sun. His aim thwarted, the 'victory' is only on a few frames of gun camera film - this time - thus my title. A fellow 4th Fighter Group Mustang aggressively maneuvers above for the kill. Was he successful? I prefer to let you decide.
Hofer was a natural fighter pilot, scoring 15 confirmed aerial victories while simultaneously upsetting his superiors with his independent ways. He went out in a blaze of glory on July 2, 1944 attacking a German airfield at Mostar, Yugoslavia.
January 18th, 2013
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