The Thunder Bird was the focus of Keith Ferris' magnificent 25-foot by 75-foot mural at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Ferris does more than paint airplanes. He researches and documents on canvas historic events.
When Fortress Under Fire debuted a mother took her son to see it. She explained that the father he never knew was killed flying B-17's. Looking closer, she was shocked,"That IS your father flying that bomber". Indeed it was for Ferris had done portraits of all the visible crew members flying The Thunderbird that day over Germany. - See more at: http://luckypuppy.bravehost.com/GALLERY/picture.php?/2/category/2#sthash.ysZyvdZy.dpuf