9 Sqdn Lancs bomb Tirpitz  by Woodie

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Fred the tail gunner, for whom I painted this, ask me to “Copy” Gerald Coulson painting of 617 Sqdn bombing the German battleship Tirpitz in a Norwegian Fjord but correct/alter to show him in the 3rd lancaster, WS-X of No 9 Sqdn, and on a different day. This 12000lbs. bomb is called a Tall Boy.
On that day, just as they arrived over target the cloud rolled over the Tirpitz and they had to aim on the gun flashes that they could see through the cloud.
Fred had already done this raid from Russia earlier.
See my other painting of Fred and wife standing by a lanc’s rear turret.
Acrylic on Daler board 18"x 24"
610 views wef 13 December 2013


617, 9, acrylic, lancaster, raf, squadron, tall boy, tirpitz, woodie

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • moonstone
    moonstoneover 6 years ago

    Oh wonderful woodie

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    Moonstone had the right word- wonderful. I am in awe of your ability with perspective.

  • cheetaah
    cheetaahover 6 years ago

    This is awesome.

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinover 6 years ago

    Excellent Painting Woodie

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 6 years ago

    Another Wonderful Painting

  • RaySpencer
    RaySpencerover 6 years ago

    You continue to astound me with your talent. Beautiful painting!!!

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    You really are a whiz with these plane paintings Neil. Another great one to go with your collection.

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...over 6 years ago

    Awesome Neil.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago


  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 6 years ago

    A superb piece of Art !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks Colin.

    – Woodie

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