Dawn of the Liberators by William Phillips
Commissioned as a memorial painting to First Lieutenant John E. Terpning, brother of the artist Howard Terpning, Dawn of the Liberators is a tribute to the brave aviators whose skill and courage contributed to the Allied forces victory in World War II.
Flying into formation, two B-24 bombers greet the Pacific dawn, on their way to combat in the Asiatic-Pacific fighting theater.
After one of his paintings was presented to King Hussein of Jordan, Phillips was commissioned by the Royal Jordanian Air Force to create sixteen major paintings, many of which now hang in the Royal Jordanian Air Force Museum in Amman. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum presented a one-man show of Phillips’ work in 1986; he is one of only a few artists to have been so honored.
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