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510 POW/MIA DR (P-40S/HO)
This watercolor painting is a result of a visit to Scott Air Force Base (Southern Illinois), March 28-29, 1984 highlighted by a "Triple-6" Mission on a C-9A Nightingale flight with various stops west to San Antonio, Texas (Kelly Field), East to Washington, DC (Andrews AFB) and return to Scott Air Force Base. It depicts an imagined but highly realistic concept of a view through a three-paned window of a pastoral landscape, supposedly not far from the Scott Air Force Base; a country road, blossoming trees, low rolling hills and in the distant horizon the skyline of St. Louis with the Memorial Arch. It is a crystal clear spring day. The C-9A is seen ascending--looming large against a deep blue sky--its white and blue-grey body and the prominent red cross on the tail structure--a glistening message of mercy. On the window frame indies are tacked three items: (1) the unit patch of the ;57th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, (2) a color print of a daytime activity showing a litter patient being brought abroad, up the special ramp that is a feature of the Nightingale and (3) another color print showing similar nighttime activity at the ramp.