"Dean's Ride Home"- by Steve Tournay

Another small one done as a present. This one was painted for Karen Gilmore Trimble and her dad in Pennsylvania. The P-51B is a Stateside advanced-training ship; the gentleman in uniform is Karen's uncle Dean Gilmore. The image of Lt. Gilmore is based on a wartime photo of him taken while he was flying Allison Mustangs in the Med; later, flying as an instructor on P-51Bs in Florida, he was killed in a flying accident. The recovered remains of his P-51B became the basis for Jack Roush's P-51B restoration in Michigan, which is scheduled to fly this summer.

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