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Carl's early swim

Carl's early swim

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in Oil by Ian Garstka No Artist Reviews
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For those customers who are familiar with my London paintings…this is my other hat.
I have a great passion for vintage aviation, especially the actual events that occurred, not just the aircraft but the men who flew them as well.

This painting is a wonderful tale of friendship.

5th March 1944
Lt. Carl Leo of the 384th Fighter Squadron 364th FG was returning from a long mission to Berlin when he developed hydraulic problems that left him little option but to bail out of his P38 ‘Leo’ whilst over the North Sea.
His best pal Dick Heyman turns his own P38, ‘Lucky Lindy’ for home after having first made sure that Carl was safely out of his aircraft and floating down for an early bath.
Fortunately, he was picked up by the English Coastguard and was able to continue his war.

W 27.48" x H 18.46"
W 69.80 cm x H 46.90 cm
Oil on stretched linen
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About the Artist

Ian started painting eight years ago. For many years, together with his wife he ran a successful graphic design practice in Norwich, Norfolk before the desire to paint became so strong that he had to 'bite the bullet' and gamble on a future at the easel. He spent two years painting in Port Issa...

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