Don Blakeslee

Hello everyone.

A new order has been completed.

Donald James Matthew Blakeslee (September 11, 1917 – September 3, 2008) was an officer in the United States Air Force, whose career began as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and flew Spitfire fighter aircraft, during World War II. He then became a member of the Royal Air Force Eagle squadrons. He flew more combat missions against the Luftwaffe than any other American fighter pilot. On March 6, 1944, the same day Blakeslee flew over Berlin, Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded him the Distinguished Service Cross. Blakeslee later earned another Distinguished Service Cross, as well as 7 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Silver Stars, 6 Air Medals, and the British Distinguished Flying Cross.

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Overview.

When he served in the Korean War, he also earned the Legion of Merit, an additional Distinguished Flying Cross, and four more Air Medals. After retiring, Blakeslee lived in Miami, Florida. Blakeslee married Leola Fryer (died in 2005) in 1944 and had one daughter. Blakeslee died on September 3, 2008 at his home due to heart failure.

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Provisional framework.

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Progress.


Title: Don Blakeslee.
Technique: Pencil / graphite.
Format: 11″x16″, paper Canson, acid free. High quality.
Certificate of authenticity: Yes.

It is available?: SOLD.


Hola a todo el mundo.

Hoy he terminado un nuevo encargo. Este es el cuarto dibujo para el mismo cliente en Estados Unidos y debo admitir que me encanta cuando el mismo cliente repite una y otra vez. Espero que os guste este retrato de Don Blakeslee, un piloto norteamericano muy laureado que combatió en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Un saludo.

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Proceso del dibujo.


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