Out of an entire run of prints, there is often a short run of no more than fifty
so that the artist can check that the colours and print quality are satisfactory.
These prints are then signed by the artist and each edition number has the letters
‘AP’ after. These runs are highly sought after due to their uniqueness and limited
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Original oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches - For Sale - email me for details
No 42-31225, a B17G-10-BO, built by Boeing at the Seattle plant. Delivered to US
Army Air Force on 4 Oct 1943, assigned to the 709th Squadron at Harvard AAB.
Flown to Rattlesden as part of the original assignment in Nov 1943.
Origins of the name of the aircraft is unclear, but it is believed she carried the
name throughout her service.
Scherherazade was credited with flying 126 missions without a single mechanical abort,
the second highest in the 447th after Milk Wagon.
The painting depicts Scherherazade post February 1945 on a combat mission to bomb
marshalling yards in occupied Europe. The aircraft is taking evasive action against
oncoming FW 190’s.
The aircraft to the bottom left is the famous Bit O’ Lace. At this stage in the war,
the tails of this group had been painted yellow and many of the aircraft were left
uncamouflaged to save weight. Scherherazade still keeps her olive green drab, apart
from the tail section, which has been fitted with the new Cheyenne turret for better
Bit O’ Lace has been refitted with a rudder and ailerons cannibalised from another
aircraft, hence the different colour.
Scherherazade was one of only three original aircraft of the 447th to survive the
war and return to the US.
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