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William Farrell’s “Thunderbolt Patriot” December 30, 2008

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Quentin C. Aanenson in William Farrell's painting, "Thunderbolt Patriot." The original hangs in the National Air & Space Museum's offices on the National Mall.

Quentin C. Aanenson in William Farrell's painting, "Thunderbolt Patriot." The original hangs in the National Air & Space Museum's offices on the National Mall.

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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1. Jerry Aanenson - December 31, 2008

The painting is a work of art. My Dad was also.

Guido Baumann - April 14, 2010

I fully agree. A great pilot and an outstanding personality

Gail Stigen Paschall - October 14, 2012

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.

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