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Gary Eason
Essex, UK
Photographer and digital artist.
Interests: aviation, landscapes, sailing
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Four North American Mustang aircraft of No.268 Squadron Royal Air Force, representative of those it used in WWII, flying over the Normandy region of France. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Aerial Combat
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Recently I noticed some confusion about the code letters applied to the fuselages of RAF aircraft during WWII, such as "G for George". Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at Aerial Combat
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I learnt two things making this image: a deadly encounter between German and British fighter aircraft in late 1940; and the unusual cockpit canopy jettison mechanism on the Messerschmitt Bf 109. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Aerial Combat
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The Battle of Britain would have been my focus for the next few months, but events have rather overtaken us all. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Aerial Combat
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The B-17s were attacked by hundreds of German fighter aircraft in the most ferocious, sustained onslaught since the notoriously disastrous second Schweinfurt raid. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at Aerial Combat
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Have you ever jumped out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft? At night. Under fire. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Aerial Combat
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My most recent D-Day related image experiments with depicting the visible shockwave from a bomb dropped by a Hawker Typhoon in Normandy in 1944. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Aerial Combat
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Two of my latest pictures feature RAF Hawker Hurricane fighters in action during the Battle of Britain. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Aerial Combat
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I am that sad soul in the window seat who spends much of the flight taking photographs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Aerial Combat
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If you are thinking a drone would have made easy work of this job, there are two problems with that. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Aerial Combat
W5005 completed 44 successful ‘op’s with 460 Squadron. It was transferred to 550 Squadron, where it kept its nose art, becoming ‘BQ-N’. It flew a further 50 ops with 550 Sqn and was ditched in the Humber Estuary returning to Killingholme from its 94th operation, in August 1944.
Hi Roger - As explained in my article, we (and especially Clive) did a lot of research on this. The 460 Squadron records show that JB607 was shot down (over Kerkrade, Holland) on 29 December 1943 on only its ninth operation. So it could not have displayed the 30 operations shown in the artwork's bomb tally. The confusion seems to have arisen because a photo of the Stan Ireland crew who were flying JB607 when it was lost shows them standing under the Lancaster with this nose art – so some people have assumed this was ‘their’ aircraft - and therefore that the nose art was on JB607. In fact they never actually flew W5005 - they probably just had their photo taken with some nice nose art.
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It is always a bit of a strange feeling when pictures that you finished some months previously under embargo are finally published. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Aerial Combat
Hi Dave If you mean this picture of mine - no, I just stumbled across Greg's book while doing some research. Prints available here: www.flightartworks.com/-/portfolio/aviation/wwii-bombers/-/medias/a0a492da-b4c6-4369-ab35-d11d2e16ebb5-handley-page-halifax-b-iii-above-clouds Cheers - GE
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Depicting three old aircraft that are gleamingly cared for presented a new Flight Artworks challenge. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Aerial Combat
Thanks, Laurie. I have just been admiring some of your work: I grew up in Saltburn so you're ticking a few boxes there!
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Insights into radar-driven airborne interception in WWII and the use of cluster bombs against a British port. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Aerial Combat
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A big 'thank you' to all my latest Flight Artworks customers, and information on commissions. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Aerial Combat
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Twelve 460 Squadron commemorative coins were flown on the BBMF's Lancaster, PA474, to mark its new port side livery as AR-L for Leader. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Aerial Combat
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The whirling, 13ft diameter propellers on a Lancaster bomber in flight make an awesome power saw if applied to another Lanc . . . Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Aerial Combat
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There was one aircraft performing at Duxford that I could have watched all day . . . Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Aerial Combat
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It's a slow business, creating a Swift picture. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Aerial Combat
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Seen here in a happier moment, all three crew were lost when the Battle's engine faltered on take-off. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Aerial Combat
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If you are thinking a drone would have made easy work of this job, there are two problems with that. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Random Seens
I won't tell anyone if you don't.