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Colored pencil on standard 11×17 paper.

Lt. Col. James Howard flew P-51B “Ding Hao!” AJ-A (36315), when he was Commanding Officer of the 354th Fighter Group. He flew with the American Fighter Group, known as the “Flying Tigers”, in China until the unit disbanded on July 4, 1942, and then he joined the 356th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, 9th USAAF, in England. While he was with the Flying Tigers, he was credited with 2.33 air-to-air and four air-to-ground victories, and his total of 8.33 air-to-air made him an Ace. On January 11, 1944, he single-handedly defended a formation of B-17 bombers from the 401st Bomb Group against an estimated 30-40 German fighters northwest of Halberstadt, Germany. For his efforts on this mission, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the only fighter pilot in northwestern Europe to receive the nations highest honor.


  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 5 years ago

    Good drawing of a P-51B early type Mustang. – Ted

  • Thank you!

    – Trenton Hill

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    This is excellent Trenton, and the history always adds to a piece of artwork not that yours needs it!! What medium do you use or is it mixed?
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks Neil, your very kind. I use color pencils and pencil, that’s it.


    – Trenton Hill

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    Thanks mate!!

  • lurch
    lurchover 5 years ago

    great drawing

  • Thank you very much!

    – Trenton Hill

  • John Reardon
    John Reardonalmost 5 years ago

    Col. Jim Howard has always been a great hero of mine. I’ll bet I’ve done his Mustang a dozen times over the years. This is a great effort and an absolutely great subject!

  • Thanks John!

    – Trenton Hill

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