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With 2020 being the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII, our Cincinnati Warbirds Squadron 18 had numerous special events planned to commemorate one of the most significant times in our Nation’s history. Unfortunately fate has intervened in an unfathomable manner and left us with precious few options to reflect and express our patriotism and gratitude. We vow to not be deterred in fulfilling our mission to preserve our nation’s military heritage, honor our veterans for their service and sacrifice, educate the public about the role they played making possible our way of life, and inspiring future generations to continue the legacy.


The artwork below is being offered below as part of a silent auction to commemorate the end of WWII and to benefit the Cincinnati Warbirds so that we may continue our mission. If you are interested in obtaining one of these pieces of art, email with your bid and the name of the artwork you are bidding on. All bids must be received by January 1st, 2021.  Minimum bids are listed along with the title of the art below. 

Aluminum Overcast 

This 18x24 print (above) by local artist Barry Munden features the B-17 Aluminum Overcast flying over Lunken Airport. Many local landmarks are visible in the original highly detailed colored pencil drawing and faithfully reproduced in this print, which is signed by the artist. Minimum bid is 250 dollars.

Battle of Leyte Gulf

This limited edition print by Bob Colaizzi depicts  Commander David McCampell, who became the Navy’s “Ace of Aces” and won The Medal of Honor. He and his wingman took off against 60 Zeros after just returning from a mission. Without refueling or rearming, the flew the F6F Hellcats off the carrier USS Essex. At the end of the battle he had 9 kills and his wingman had 7. He returned with one round of ammunition and half a gallon of fuel. This print is 22x28 and signed by the artist. Minimum bid is 350 dollars. 

Cincinnati Miss

This limited edition print by Bob Colaizzi depicts the P-51 Mustang "Cincinnati Miss" owned and operated by the Tri-State Warbird Museum. It is  is 17x21 and signed by the artist. Minimum bid is 250 dollars. 

Jimmy Doolittle

This limited edition print by Bob Colaizzi depicts Jimmy Doolittle. Doolittle was still a Lieutenant when he won the "Schneider Trophy" in 1925 flying a Curtis RDC-2 floatplane. It was the only time the Americans had beaten the British and Italians. This print  is 20x24 and signed by the artist. Minimum bid is 250 dollars. 

The Beginning of the End

Framed print by artist William S. Phillips depicting the Enola Gay on her fateful flight, signed by six of her flight crew.  Minimum bid is 1200 dollars.