Brazilian P-47s in
"Senta a Pua!"
"Senta a Pua!"
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This is my limited edition Aviation Art work.
I painted this combat scene using oil on canvas based on
the memories of veteran Brazilian fighter pilot, CO Alberto Martins
Torres, and spent much time on research.
This piece is entitled: "Senta a Pua!" by Sandro Dinarte.
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During the month of April 1945, the Allied Army
undertook the most determined offensive against the Germans in Italy.
This battle became known as the " Spring Offensive", the purpose being
to destroy the lines of supplies which fed the German resistance. From
October 1944, the 1st Fighter Squadron of the FAB (Brazilian Air Force)
fought continuosly against objectives very efficiently protected by the
enemy. Their losses were very heavy, since the brazilians counted on
only 26 men divided into four Squadrons: A (red), B (yellow), C (blue)
and D (green). And there was no indicatives of replacements for these
losses from the Brazilian Government. Before initiating the "Spring
Offensive" the Command of the 350th Fighter Squadron to which 1st
Fighter Squadron was subordinated, knowing of the efforts of the
brazilians to continue in combat, as well the difficulties to obtain
replacements of personel, requested Comander Nero Moura to remove his
Squadron from the intense battle which would follow. Nero Moura called a
meeting of his men and left the choice to them. Unanimously, they opted
to continue to fight to the end.
The 1st Squadron fought agressively and incessantly against the enemy,
gaining great admiration on the part of Allied High Command, since the
reduced number of pilots obliged them to undertake three daily flights
in order to carry out the goals of the offensive The painting shows the
Red Squadron commanded by Fligth Lieutenant Alberto Torres (pilot of the
P-47 "A4"). They found and immobilized two german armoured divisions
atempting to cross a tributary of Po River, in the hope of regrouping
further north in Italy and stop the Allied advance. In this combat the
complete elimination of two columns of vehicles took almost an entire
day and had the participation of several detachments of the Allied
Armies that were informed by the Brazilians pilots of the location of
22 April has since been the date commemorative the "The Fighter Day" (in
Brazil), so important was the effort of the Brazilian pilots in that
allied offensive during the Spring in Italy.
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