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Roy Alba of AlbaPaintings.com

                     'Fortress

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24" X 18" X 5/8", stretched canvas, oil, $125, free shipping in USA & Canada

The B-17 aircraft in the foreground and background are being pursued by German Messerschmitt Bf 109's (also Me-109). The B-17 prototype first flew on July 28, 1935. Although few B-17s were in service on Dec. 7, 1941, production quickly accelerated after the U.S. entry into World War II. The aircraft served in every combat zone.  Production ended in May 1945 and totaled 12,726. In March 1944 this B-17G was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group based at Bassingbourn, England.  The B-17 was known for the tremendous battle damage it could take yet keep on flying. It was truly a Flying Fortress. The painting title has been shortened to "" Fortress". From the 1940's B-17 era is the popular song Shoo, Shoo Baby by the Andrews Sisters.

The Greatest Singer of All Time...
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...Great Britain's Sarah Brightman

When I decided to dedicate this web site to The Greatest Generation I thought I would mostly play 1940's music from the time they were young. Also, the salute I gave to the pretty lady with the magical voice wasn't yet born, nor were many of us.  I still paint to her music and thought which musician could inspire more than Sarah Brightman and her orchestra? She has so many songs I could still pick them to go with the 1940's scenes. This web site gives credit where its due. Why not tell the truth and at the same time give credit to the generation that so well deserves it?

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