Original Wellington Bomber Painting

Original Wellington Bomber Painting

Wellington Bomber Painting

Wellington Bomber Painrting

Wellington Bomber Painting


This beautiful original oil on board painting depicts a Wellington bomber of 311 squadron flown by Jo Capka. Capka was a Czech pilot who received the D.F. J., the Croix de Guerre and the highest decorations of his home country. Early in the war Capka joined the Czech underground movement. When they blew up the Gestapo H.Q. in his home town of Olomouc near Brno, he was forced to flee to Poland. He subsequently joined the Foreign Legion where he experienced the discipline (and abandon) of a Legionnaire's life in the desert. After flying for the French Armee de l'Air he became a Sergeant Pilot in the R.A.F. where he flew Wellington bombers. Capka flew numerous missions in the Wellington before switching to a Mosquito. He was shot down and received serious injuries. After the war he returned to Czechoslovakia with his wife, a former WAAF to run a flight school. When the communists took over Czechoslovakia in 1948 he was arrested as a British "Spy" and spent 7 1/2 years in prison. He was finally released after Stalin died and he wrote a facinating book about his life called "Red Sky at Nigh"t.

This amazing painting would make a fantastic gift for any WW2 Veteran or Veteran's family member, especially for those that flew during the war.

Artist: J. Hawksworth

Approximate Image size: 17.5" x 11.5"

 

Price: ONLY $395.00!





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