Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Mustangs (4)

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!
Add Comment

Mustangs (4)

‘The Good Shepherd’

The primary task of the P51 force was to provide overall protection for the B17/B24 USAAF bomber force. Escorting the bomber stream deep into Europe the Mustangs were tasked to keep the Luftwaffe at bay and major aerial battles took place as the Luftwaffe hurled literally hundreds of fighters at the bomber forces. Without this fighter protection the USAAF could not have sustained the losses that would follow from unescorted daylight operations. As the bomber stream turned for home some fighter groups were released from escort duties to strike at ground targets ’of opportunity’ in the low level interdictor role. Other units remained with the B17s ensuring that there was practical, and moral, help at hand for any damaged or lagging aircraft. Such a case is illustrated in the image above as a B17, with a failing engine, has dropped out of the supporting formation and is shepherded home by a ‘little friend’.

Aircraft images from various airshows and b/g skyscape etc from my archives.

Title:Mustangs (4)
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:24 Jun 2010 - 10:26 AM
Tags:Aircraft, B17, Digital art, Mustang, Ww2
VS Mode Rating 100 (50% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:37

Comments

franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 10:33 AM

Another super image and a very interesting story to go with it.

Ken

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 11:38 AM

Excellent piece of work and a great narrative.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 11:38 AM

Again, a superb well composed image. A perfect portrayal of what must have been a common sight. Excellent informative write-up too.
Steve.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

metro074
metro074 e2 Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 11:43 AM

A superb image Pat, lovely work. I think I would have liked to have done practical and moral. Smile
Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 11:48 AM

Another very fine and clever piece of work. Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Imagephotographics

Excellent image and processing again Pat

Chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 12:56 PM

A super composite with the Mustang alongside the B17.......and as always, Pat, your narrative adds so much to make an excellent total package.
Regards, Ronnie.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

photophantom
24 Jun 2010 - 3:09 PM

remarkable Pat, superb work
Dennis

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 6:19 PM

WOW! what a shot Pat'.

John Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 6:30 PM

Fabulous portrayal Jim as ever with Pride....
Cheers Rick

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 7:45 PM

Superb Pat, what a fantastic shot, great work. Ann

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2010 - 9:49 PM

you have captured the feeling of speed in this one - very clever work

Linda

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

UBOAT
UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
25 Jun 2010 - 8:10 AM

Another great comp and picture to the series. It really captures the mood of the aircraft.

connor

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

digital_boi
25 Jun 2010 - 9:45 AM

indeed another great composit narrative and title keep it up love this

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 11:15 AM

Again glad to be 30 on another cracking image. I don't know what I look forward to most; the image or the narrative that accompanies it.

Paul

Last Modified By harrattp at 25 Jun 2010 - 11:16 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2010 - 11:27 AM

You have brought yet another piece of history to life. Those men were the bravest of the brave.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jestertheclown
25 Jun 2010 - 8:41 PM

I like it Pat.

Jester.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2010 - 7:40 AM

Wonderful comp and superb narrative.
Sylvia

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

viscostatic
29 Jun 2010 - 9:47 PM

Excellent realistic looking image Pat.

Phil.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

wideangler
30 Jun 2010 - 11:27 PM

Great image yet again

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.