Local WWII aircraft painting up for auction

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An original picture of local WWII aircraft by famous artist Frank Wootton OBE is coming up for sale at renowned auction house Brightwells, Leominster, Herefordshire.

The picture depicts what is thought to be a 207 Squadron Lancaster, coded EM-W With other Lancasters in the background on a bombing raid at night, somewhere over enemy territory.

The picture is circa 1944 and 207 squadron was based at local wartime airfield, RAF Spilsby at that time.

The auction is on Wednesday, March 19, and the artwork can be seen by visiting the following link: www.brightwells.com/AntiquesAndFineArt/Paintings/Catalogue.aspx and looking for lot 39.