"G" FOR GEORGE FRAMED PRINT
BY ARTIST COLIN PARKER
Look what I shouted myself this week!!
Peter Dunn of the
"Australia @ War" web site. My new framed
print of "G" for George hung on the wall today 22 November 2008
My father-in-law John Goulevitch was a pilot of the famous Australian 460 Squadron RAAF. He piloted "G" for George on a bombing mission over Munich on 6 September 1943. After releasing his bomb load, he lost oil in one engine and it seized up. Because of the seized engine, John was late back from the mission. Usually, he bombed first, and was generally first back to the airfield.
By this time, "G" for George had 54 missions up out of its eventual total of 90 trips. 54 missions was even a pretty good record and because of this, the ground crew became very attached to "G" for George and always waited to see it return. When it did not show up with the rest of the aircraft after the mission, the Sergeant of the ground crew Harry Tickle, started to get a bit anxious. John eventually called in on the radio when he was about 50 miles out and apparently the Sergeant almost broke into tears of joy. John only flew one mission in "G" for George.
Close-up of the framed print of
Lancaster "G" for George. This is
Print No. 80 of the 250 limited edition of the "G" for George print.
The print of "G" for George by Artist Colin Parker
Artist Colin Parker also has two other impressive prints available one of a Spitfire and the other a Mustang (see below).
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This page first produced 22 November 2008
This page last updated 07 September 2018