Mr. Aanenson, who died on December 28, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland, is the subject of this painting by William Farrell. Here the 23-year-old native of Luverne, Minn. prepares to strap into his P-47 Thunderbolt for another strike against the German Wehrmacht.
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Jerry Aanenson says
The painting is a work of art. My Dad was also.
Guido Baumann says
I fully agree. A great pilot and an outstanding personality
Gail Stigen Paschall says
I just recently watched the Ken Burns series about WWII. I wish I had known your father, he reminds me of my own father: y
our dad a hero in the European Theater, mine in the Pacific. Your dad, my dad,and so many others of their generation, were heroic and fine men. I appreciate them all.
George Gonzalez says
The PBS documentary A Fighter Pilot’s Story was one of the most profound commentaries of WWII I’ve ever seen. Almost 30 years after seeing it it still pop’s into my mind now and again. Today is one of those days.
I would like to know how to purchase a copy of the DVD. This precious piece of history should be made available on YouTube for everyone to experience.
TOM JONES says
…and email Quentin’s daughter for the video availability at:
Thanks for your interest in P-47 combat, and read of some of Quentin’s first-hand experiences in my book, “Hell Hawks!”, the story of the 365th Fighter Group.
Co-author, “Hell Hawks!”