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A recently complete piece completed by James Baldwin is this one, showing the Spitfire Mk. IX BS451 of No 303 (Polish) Squadron in combat with the notorious German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 on 17 August 1943. On that day, Flt/Sgt Chudek and used BS451 to startling effect when he downed two German fighters. The Focke-Wulf in the image is attempting the classic roll and dive that was this type’s trademark manoeuvre but on this occasion it was too late.
Penicl on cardboard. Prints of this piece will be available soon from the artist’s website at www.watercolour-paintings.me.uk/aviation_art.html
[James Baldwin, used by permission of the artist]