SegunArt

Artwork by Paul Seguna.
HOME
ARTIST'S
BIOGRAPHY
AVIATION ART

Prairie Fledgling (Anson)

Bomber Pilot Memories (Hampden)

Juno Beach Jump off (Spitfire)

Whirlwind in Normandy (Typhoon)

Air Force Assist
(B-25 Mitchell)

Battleships of the Sea and Sky (Sunderland)

North Atlantic Nannette (Liberator)

Texan 'Mosquito' in Korea (T6 Texan)

RCN Seafire Display Team (Seafire,Firefly)

RCN Sea Furies (Sea Fury)

Birds of a feather (RCN Avenger and T33)

CF-100, The First Canuck(CF100,B25 Mitchell and Vampire)

Grey Ghost Flypast (RCN Banshee,Tracker and Sikorsky S55)

Ground Crew Support - Aviano (CF 18)

MARINE ART
LANDSCAPE ART
PHOTOGRAPHY
PUBLIC RELATIONS
WEB DESIGN
CONTACT
LINKS

 

back to top

 

Aviation Art Gallery

"North Atlantic Nannette"

Description: Canadians flew in the Battle of the Atlantic in a variety of maritime patrol aircraft including the Very Long Range(VLR) Liberator squadrons of Coastal Command. The Squadrons of Liberators replaced earlier types of aircraft and along with the Canso (Catalina) patrol aircraft, based in Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland, Iceland, Northern Ireland and England fought a long war against both the U-boats and the elements of nature. As in the case of many allied WWII squadron aircraft, this particular aircraft was emblazoned with nose art typical of the day that showed a female figure as a good luck talisman for the crew of the aircraft whose code letter was "N". The figure and hence aircraft were christened “Nannette”.

Medium: Oil on canvas board 18x24 (1997).
Display: CAAA
Traveling Aviation Art Exhibit(TAAE) display at various museums in Alberta (2003). Artist's collection.

Historical note:



LONG RANGE CONVOY GUARDIANS

Bomber aircraft like the B17 Flying Fortress, B24 Liberator and Halifax were adapted for the war against the U-Boats. With their range and endurance these aircraft provided allied air cover over the Atlantic convoy approaches to England and Canada. This was one of the most demanding theatres of the air campaign with patrol aircraft flying far over the sea and into the depths of the Atlantic as they provided air cover to the convoys that fed the war effort in England and Europe.

For more information go to:
Canada Aviation Museum - aircraft collection (Consolidated Liberator)

 

SegunArt - Site design and content © Paul Seguna, SegunArt - Web Design. All rights reserved no duplication of site images or content without permission. Webmaster Paul Seguna. Contact:paul@segunart.com.