The "LAZY DAISY MAE" and squadron mate "CACTUS KITTEN" both B-25J-11 Mitchell Bombers of the 501st Bomb Squadron, 345th Bomb Group maneuver wildly in their deadly bid to contest Japanese coastal shipping in late 1944. The 345th "AIR APACHES", which were based in Biak, West New Guinea in October of 1944, perfected the hazardous art of low-level destruction against the ever diminishing presence of the Japanese naval and merchant fleets.�
2nd Lt. Roman Ohnemus had the honor of piloting "LAZY DAISY MAE" during the first landing of a B-25 in the Philippines after MacArthur's successful return. On October 28th, 1944, 2nd Lts Ohnemus and Jay Moore flew 345th Group HQ staff members to Tacloban on Leyte shortly after the capture of the...
During the summer of 1976, Green's natural abilities as a landscape artist fused with his interest in aviation. While canoeing one early morning on Eagle Lake in northern Wisconsin, Green was confronted by a low-level B-52 Stratofortress breaking over the trees and dipping down toward him to fly nap-of-the-earth on the lake! "I've never forgotten that experience, the thrill and power of the instant that crew flew over a scant hundred feet above me, it was the turning point of my development as an artist. From that point on, I always knew my passion and art would be in the sky and with the aircrews who flew there."
After this encounter, Green was often found sketching any available aircraft or flight equipment at hand. At the age...
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