It (the painting) did indeed arrive yesterday and I just finished
unwrapping it. Wow! It's amazing...and huge! I didn't
expect it to be that size. Thank you so much for the research and
effort you put into memorializing this remarkable event in 558th history.
I'll coordinate with you on framing after the holidays. You are
definitely going to be impressed! Thank you and the River Rats
for your support in honoring Capt Ben Danielson.
Merry Christmas to you both.
Lt. Col. Jack "Woody"
Commander, 558th Flying Training Squadron
JBSA - Randolph, TX
be honored to send you an image of my grandfather and crew standing in
front of “Nasty Nancy”. I can’t thank you enough for the pdf
file you sent. Priceless!
night, I told my dad about finding your site. I’d fully expect
an email from him soon. Also, I have little doubt he’d love to
buy some of your work!
know that your art is invaluable. It is more than brushstrokes on
canvas—you’ve assembled a patchwork of the lives of some incredible
young men...men who were too modest or heroic to articulate their
experiences in that dreadful conflict. Many, like my grandfather,
are lost to the ages. Their families know little about their role
in that world-wide struggle. Your work has opened so many doors to
so many families, giving us clues to the boys they were and the men they
we are richer for it.
Meteorologist at The Weather Channel
Randy, what I have always admired about
your work--and what I believe sets you apart from the others working with similar themes - is
your masterful sense of composition and color. You are clearly a very accomplished illustrator but to my eyes,
your work transcends illustration and the aviation art genre - you
simply produce fine art that incidentally illustrates aviation.
Museum & Exhibit Planning and Design
Received the Print Friday the 6th afternoon. Thank you so much for the
expedient shipping. The artwork is fantastic!!. Mark (the retiree) will
be in awe when he receives this matted and framed. I will try to get a
photo off to you so that you can see how much your work is appreciated
Mr CIV USA MEDCOM USAMMA
I would like to purchase two of your
prints counter-signed by my Uncle Jimmy (who recently passed). I
really appreciated your wonderful write-up. Please let me know
what I need to do.
MAC Consulting Services, Inc.
I got a response today from the other
site and they are still in business. They say they have shipped the
prints. Hopefully you profit from all sales of the limited editions. You
are an outstanding artist and your originals are very reasonably priced.
I flew on the Collings Foundation B-17 copy of the “Nine-O-Nine”
this weekend and am glad to have the LE prints as a commemorative.
I have a print of a painting you made
several years ago "Sherbenou's Bailout," which depicts my
father hanging from the lower hatch of a falling B-17. I am
considering building a website to publish a condensation of Lt.
Sherbenou's war memoirs. Before he died, back in 2007, he begged
me to publish his story.
My father's print of your painting
still hangs on my office wall. He treasured it as I do.
Thanks for the quality work.
I believe we have met several years ago
in the 80's. My grandfather is Tom Kelley, the nose gunner of
the B-24 SKNAPPY which you painted. I have been compiling some
research of his military career and his crew from WWII and wanted to
get all avenues of data. Back in 2003, my grandfather past away,
after that point in life. I took it upon myself to gather his
story to compile for a historical document. I was wondering if
you had any data on the story of SKNAPPY and her crew? If so
could you email me any of that information. I also wanted to say
thank you for the great work that you have done on the painting back
in the 80's. It is a piece of family history that we can pass down
to future generations.
just heard that your beautiful artwork, which appeared on the front
cover of our Summer 2008 issue of Over
the Front, won our 2008 Hooper award for Best Artwork.
Will the painting "Kaufman's
B-24J" ever be offered as a print? My Dad's plane (44-40163
5Z-P) was shot down on the same pass that took down Kaufman. We
own a print of "Into a Hornet's Nest" and it is a family
Thank you so much for your help
purchasing the print. I
look forward to hearing my dad’s reaction to his B-Day gift. I
love your work and I am sure we will be back!
Thank you for the information re: "Into a Hornet's Nest" and
"Bridge Busters". Did I say that the limited edition
print Into a Hornet's nest was an Artists proof which I think will
command a better price on the market than quoted by yourself.
Reference Bridge Busters - when I was 11 yrs old living in Essex the
391st bomb group were based at Matching which was almost in our back
garden. I have alot of memories of the B26 marauder medium bomber
and to me it was the best.
Thanks for your help and wonderful work, Randy
I found this print in a store today and purchased it. I love WW2
bombers and have autographs of Paul Tibbets and Robert Morgan and
others. I researched Randy Green and now Love your work
too! I can't find this print on your web site. Can you
give more info on it? It is signed and dated 1985. The
We have a couple of very nice WWII
paintings you created for the General Grant building here at Scott AFB,
IL (images attached) in 1989. I'm a new historian here, and I've been
asked to find out more information on the paintings you created if
possible. We would like to put plates on the wall next to each one
talking about their significance. If we could please obtain titles and
any background information on the subject matter in them, we'd
WARREN NEARY, Lead Historian
Air Force Network Integration Center
203 West Losey Street
Scott AFB, IL 62225
Dear Mr. Green,
I was surprised and pleased to discover your painting, "Achtung
Zweimots", online, which depicts B26 Marauders in action and the
loss of the "Mississippi Mudcat." My grandfather, Don T.
Whitsitt was Captain of the Mudcat prior to Lt. Staub. In fact, he flew
all his 75 missions in the Mudcat, first as co-pilot, later as pilot in
command. He flew two missions on D-Day. He was awarded a Purple Heart
and Silver Star for gallantry for one mission where, despite being badly
wounded by enemy flak, he piloted the Mudcat back to England on one
My Papaw was very, very proud of his service and he loved the Mudcat
with all his heart. His last mission before returning home was only a
few days, or at the most a few weeks, before the Mudcat went down and
Lt. Staub was killed. My grandfather lived a very rich, full life and
had three kids and many grandkids. He was an absolutely great guy in
every way. He was a polite, honest, gentle man with a heart of gold. He
loved people, was up for anything, loved sports and games, and was the
best grandfather a boy could have. I often think of Lt. Staub and my
grandfather and the difference those handful of days in 1944 made.
I was looking at your website this
afternoon and came across this photo of "Nasty Nancy's Flight
Crews", in relating to your print showing a "Crusaders"
B-25 over Saigon. My father was a B-25 Pilot with the 42nd Bomb Group,
13th Air Force in and around New Guinea during WWII, and one
particular man in this photo bears a resemblance to my father.
Specifically, the man standing on the far right, just under the name
"Nasty Nancy". The photo references "courtesy of Tom
Gipe". The photo is a little blurry when I tried to take a closer
look. Is there any way that you can scan a clearer photo for me, or
perhaps confirm the names of the crew here (if perhaps listed on the
back of the photo - or perhaps Tom Gipe would know?). My father's name
was "Eugene (or Gene) Biernat", and he passed away back in
2000. He shared many stories of his service with the
"Crusaders", and I had not seen this photo before.
I really enjoyed looking at your art on
the website, and will purchase a print in the future.
Thank you for your consideration.
You're quite talented, Randy. My
husband & I have enjoyed your gallery. He is also a pilot
& pilot instructor...has been flying since age 14 & cannot pass
up an air museum. Do you have any of your artwork in the Naval Air
Museum - Pensacola? Great work! Thank you for sharing it.
My father purchased a signed copy of
the Bridge Busters through the 397th Bomb Group back in the 80's. He
was a B-26 pilot. He is now in the final weeks of pancreatic cancer
and has asked me to reproduce your painting for the inside of his
coffin. I have explained that I will need to get written permission
from you to scan his copy so that I can sublimate it onto a piece of
fabric. After I do that it would be placed into the lid of the coffin...Would
you grant me permission to have a copy scanned and then reproduce on
fabric? If our prayers are answered he will make it to March 4 for his
63rd wedding anniversary.
I am still REALLY enjoying the Lazy Daisy print that I
have. It brings back to life a very important part of my Dad's life that
will never be forgotten. Many Thanks....and please paint some
more B-25's !
spoke with you several months ago about a WWII website project my
students and I created and with your permission, we used one your
pictures of the Lazy Daisy Mae. Not sure if you remember that I
mentioned that I believe my dad was a navigator on that plane with Roman
Ohnemus. I visited Roman in California and interviewed him for this
project and you will see lots of material about him on the site. I also
added a link to your website on the About
Page of our site and I hope everything meets with your approval.
Below is the message I’ve been sending out to let people know about
the site. Thanks again for your help with this project and please let me
know if you have any questions or comments.
week, a new Ken Burns documentary mini-series about World War II, called
simply THE WAR, is being broadcast on public television stations around
the country and locally on HoustonPBS-KUHT, Channel 8. THE WAR looks at
WWII through personal accounts from four American towns and the stories
tell how the war touched the lives of families all over America .
the past several months, graduate students in the IT Program have been
working with me and members of the Education and Outreach department at
HoustonPBS to create an educational website to support the Ken Burns
film and help local citizens submit their own stories about World War
website is called The
War Experience: Memories of World War II and it is now officially
up and running. If you have some time, please take a look at:
We are very proud of the stories that are
already on the website and hopefully, more will be added as local
viewers begin to watch the film and visit our website. If you know of
anyone who might like to submit their own story about the war, please
let them know about our website.
the way, the initial broadcast THE WAR began on Sunday night on
HoustonPBS, Channel 8, but will be repeated many times over the next few
months in case you have not yet had a chance to watch it. You can check
to see when it will be broadcast by going to: http://www.pbs.org/thewar/broadcast_schedule.htm"
Bernard R. Robin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
of Houston - College of Education
Houston , TX
I'm Dieter Ghekiere from Belgium. I'm very interested in your artwork
"Buzzard Boys from Aviano". Every
thing I find when its about the buzzards I keep it in my collectors or
photo album. I have several patches ,photo's that I made by myself and
as a great modeler of course "Buzzard 01 " on scale 1/32.
when I saw your paintwork I immediately searched for it at an air show
but nowhere to be find. I would be very surprised if I could have such
a print to complete my collection from the Buzzards. I hope for a positive
answer. Sorry for my bad English!!
I recently purchased "Hunt for the Rising Sun" print for my
Dad and wanted to thank you for a great print. You see, my Dad actually
took off that morning on that mission and was one of the two SB2C's to
return successfully and land. He tells me that the white circle on the
tail under the number was from his squadron # 2. So he could be one of
the planes in the print. My Dad is credited with a hit on a
carrier that day, and is quoted in the book "Titans of the
again, he loves the print. Hope to hear from you.
send me information about a poster which I saw recently in a McDonalds
Restaurant entitled " American Military History". Is a
copy available to purchase? I would appreciate any details.
I am very impressed with your work!
original painting "Last Flight For Nine-0-Nine" arrived in
good condition (thanks to your excellent packaging) and looks great!
This is my first original painting that's been done on hardboard. Any
tips on framing options/techniques?
Read your latest message and then looked at your website. It be
bookmarked! You do absolutely beautiful work.
David F. McNeil
Got my "Nine-0-Nine" print. Awesome, its truly great. Wish I had it in wall size, easily one of my 2-3 favorites among the 200 prints I have by Taylor, Wootton, and others. Just damn fantastic. Taking to framer in the morning.
1) Do you do remarques (small related pencil drawings) in the lower border of your prints for an extra charge ? May I ask cost, would consider buying a 2nd B-17 print.
2) Also cost to do same on your B-25 and Me-109 prints that I also want.
3) If you don't do remarques, will buy the normal editions.