She Flies In Color

In case you are wondering this is the B-25 “Miss Mitchell” from the Minnesota Wing Commemorative Air Force. Reference photo taken earlier this year at the 2015 Alexander Field Fly-in.

The B-25 placed itself in World War II history books on April 18, 1942 when 16 of the medium range bombers launched from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean and bombed mainland Japan. Led by Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, America had begun to turn the tables on the Japanese.

The B-25J “Miss Mitchell” served in the 310th Bomb Group, 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy completing over 130 missions. Its legacy of no crew fatalities during all of its missions was a rare accomplishment. Prior to taking command of the 8th Air Force in Europe in 1944, the 12th Air Force was under the command of then Brigadier General Jimmy Doolittle.

Click here for more information on the CAF or “Miss Mitchell” 

Below is the final iteration of my B-25 image. Some more inking, filtering and hand coloring… This could really suck a person’s life away.

b_25_coloring3final_water

That is it for color practice and photos for a while, back to cartoons tomorrow!

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