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  1. Brad Sullivan

    Brad Sullivan New Member

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    image.jpg My neighbor has this print and he asked me to find out anything that I can about it. Any help would be very much appreciated.
    On the bottom of the print, the title, is Lt. Col. Glenn T. Eagleston. Thank you.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Lots of Google on the American.
     
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    The print:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Daniel-Murphy-Lt-Col-Eagleston-Limited/dp/B016QNHQ3I

    The chap:
    Glenn T. Eagleston - Wikipedia

    Presumably the incident depicted, there being only one FW190 kill:
     
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    I don't think this is the incident recounted von poop, I counted 16 kills on the side of the P-51, and after reading Colonel Eagleston's bio, this painting is probably depicting his 17th kill so sometime in late 1944, or early 1945 when his unit was re-equipped with P-51's where he got his last few kills.
     
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    Is that a belly tank on the German plane?
     
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    looks like it, a 250Ib's, however many gallons that.
     
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    It seams odd that he wouldn't have dropped it at that point.
     
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    From the looks of the painting, he might have been caught by surprise and didn't have time to drop it as the P-51 comes screaming down to make a pass. Serpentine was the best option, once he levels out, then he could drop it.
     
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    I'm not even sure why he would be using one at that point in the war. Mostly the Germans were defending from fields fairly close to the action. The bombers were coming to them after all. Then there's the concept of wasting fuel in a tank that you may have to drop before it's empty. I suspect the artist just wanted to add some extra detail but could be wrong. The air war over Germany is not a field I'd consider myself an expert in by any means.
     
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    Its art/drawing, so the artist may not be all that knowledgeable about aircraft at the time and could simply have been going off of a picture of such a plane with the tank attached.
     
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    That's a good guess. Wish I knew for certain though.
     

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