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Aircraft Poster featuring the digital art B17 The Hardest Mile by Pat Speirs
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B17 The Hardest Mile Poster


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B17 The Hardest Mile poster by Pat Speirs.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Gosh that is so dramatic can feel the urgency are a great story teller..and so talented photographer Pat! Voted Favored! .and congratulations for your sale!

Very nice Pat. v

Pat Speirs replied:

Thanks Chris, good to hear from you.

Congratulations on your sale.

Pat Speirs replied:

Thank you.

Very cool!

Pat Speirs replied:

Thanks Daniel, appreciated.

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Artist's Description

B17 Series �The Hardest Mile� The last mile is the hardest mile - suffering from significant combat damage a B17 struggles to make the final miles to RAF Manston. Manston was specially constructed to afford a safe haven to damaged aircraft and boasted a 3,000 yd runway by 250yds wide! Leaving the loom of the Dutch coast behind the B17 limps across the Channel with significant AA damage to the port side and No2 engine �frozen� and intermittently on fire. Subsequent fighter attacks have silenced the rear gunner and taken out the No4 engine. With injured crew aboard the final miles are overseen by a section of Mustangs with safety in sight. The battle damage on the image is recorded in WW2 photographs from a B17 that did make it home with the huge hole in the fuselage - a tough old bird indeed.

About Pat Speirs

Pat Speirs

Have been interested in photography since just after WW2, when film became freely available again, using Kodak Autographic equipment. Graduated, in the 50's, to 35mm and was involved in photographic work during my 17 yrs as RAF aircrew - navigator. Since retirement and migrating to Canon digital equipment have been involved with two of my sons and one grandson in a considerable amount of photographic activity, particularly composite images. Now producing digital art prints with the major emphasis on classic warbird aviation. With son, Duncan, now becoming a well-known and published wild life photographer we have started, in 2017, a new gallery reflecting Scottish sea birds - and 'feathered' flight

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