This painting depicts a
373rd Fighter Group P-47 attack on Rhine River barges in
September of '44, denying much
needed supplies to the enemy. The
aircraft markings indicates a 412th Squadron aircraft with
the name BITTERBITCHER.
As part of a 36 painting
series know as "The Valiant Clan", this painting
was created in the 1970s by a team
that included Glenn Bavousett as coordinator and W.T.
"Tony" Wedell as the color artist who based
their series upon those WWII aircraft existing in the
collection of the Confederate Air Force. These paintings
were historically accurate scenes based upon carefully
researched episodes of actual combat that centered around
the particular aircraft portrayed.