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FINE ART BY MATTHEW EMENY
LATEST PAINTING - B-24D Liberator
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My latest commissioned painting features a Consolidated B-24D Liberator at the end of pratically a mile long production line in the Consolidated factory, San Diego during WWII. My customers late mother worked insulating the aircraft and therefore she is shown facing the bomber admiring the fully assembled aircraft.
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13th February 1942 during the final leg of a delivery flight from the factory; four Grumman F4F-4 Wildcats encountered severe weather conditions en route to NAS San Diego. Overdue at their destination, search missions commenced the following day to locate the missing pilots. Participating in the search was North American Aviation SNJ-2 BuNo 2549; piloted by Ensign William Wallace Page and accompanied by observer Ensign Louis Massie Winn Jr; flying in a wing position of a three plane section over the southern Santa Rosa Mountains. SNJ-2 BuNo 2549 disappeared during the search in the vicinity of Rabbit Peak and this painting depicts their final moments.
September 1944 the original flight leader of the search, Lt. Commander James Franklin Patterson never gave up and resumed searching by air, later successfully locating the wreckage of the SNJ. Following a grueling three day hike up Rabbit Peak by Patterson, accompanied by a company of Marines, the bodies of the ensigns were recovered and returned to their familes to be buried with full military honors.The wreckage of BuNo 2549 would remain atop the mountain and recovered fifty years later in the early 1990’s.