Painter of the open road edition®
In honor of all our veterans
There they were, sitting across from a great legend, looking up and down as his delicate hands holding a model war hawk moving it through the air. A hero today recalls his aerobatics battles for freedom.
Like the boys at one time, “I would do anything — I mean, I would do anything to fly”. I became the airplane every time I flew, and I absolutely knew I was gonna survive the war,” he says. “I had no fears of dying, no fears of being hurt — I just flew fearlessly. I flew this P40 Tiger as I was the airplane. Every maneuver was easy for me to do, instantaneously.”
A short story is just one of many told by a World War II veteran’s. The Second World War was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths. Only three volunteers P40 Tiger pilots are known to be alive today. Between them, they’re carrying the legacy of one of the most fascinating stories of World War II.
This special painting decorates Motor Marc’s tribute to the veteran heroes of the Armed Forces that allows us to have our freedom.