Aerial Victory #1
I decided to paint all 80 of Baron Von Richthofen’s aerial victories. This is aerial victory #1, on Sept 17, 1916, near Flesquieres, France. The Red Baron singled out the two man FE.2b, serial #7018, and fired several times, the last as close as 10 meters. Suddenly the enemy propeller stuck. The plane began gliding downward. Richthofen still under attack, followed the plane's descent downward and killed the gunner.
Oil on panel, 20" x16"
20" x16" color print on archival paper $150
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