The Artist
The Illustrations
Gallery One
Gallery Two
Gallery Three
Gallery Four
Gallery Five
Gallery Six
Pilots & Crew
Pilot Portraits
Books by Lou Drendel
The Lima Lima Book
Aviation Art Book



Limited-edition Prints by Lou Drendel

Limited-edition print "T-34" available from the T-34 Association Merchandise Managers Mark & Carolyn Pasqualino. (Contact them at Merchandise@T-34.com) Text at the bottom of the print contains a brief history of the T-34 Mentor (left of patch) and the founding of the T-34 Association by Charlie Nogle. Prints are signed by the artist and by Charlie Nogle.

Limited-edition print "River Rats", available from The Country Store at the Red River Valley Association.  Overall print size is 20 x 26", image size is 16" x 23-1/2", including the following caption; "The Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association - "River Rats" -  are aircrews who flew combat missions over North Vietnam , into the most heavily defended airspace in the history of aerial warfare. Their association is dedicated to preserving the memory of  fallen comrades and providing scholarship support for the children of those who did not return; to educating American youth and the public in the purpose and potential of military aviation, and to minimizing losses in future conflicts. This print is dedicated to the spirit of those whose professionalism during this unprecedented aerial warfare is a source of pride for all Americans." Prints are signed and numbered.

Limited-edition print  "Splash Three, Splash Four", depicting the action in which Steve Ritchie shot down two Mig-21s enroute to becoming an Ace in the Vietnam War. Overall print  size is 29" x 21-1/2", image size is 25" x 16". Copies are available from the artist at $150 The MIG that didn’t get away.

On 16 April 1972, Major Dan Cherry, with 1/Lt Jeff Feinstein of the 432nd TRW, in F-4D 67-550, shot down a MIG-21 of the North Vietnamese Air Force. This 26" x 15-1/4"  limited (to 500) edition print is available  for $50.00 from:


Aviation Heritage Park, Inc.

P.O. Box 1526

Bowling Green, KY 42102-1526


Proceeds from the sale of these prints will be used to restore and display this Phantom at the Bowling Green airport.


Original Art: Gallery One 

TA-4F of H&MS-11 flying a FAC mission out of Danang, RVN during 1969. Marine FACs operated in Northern South Vietnam and over the Ho Chi Mihn trail in Laos. It was a hazardous mission, made more so by the often low ceilings which required low level flight, bringing the TA-4s in range of small arms fire. 24" x 18" acrylic on canvaspanel. $900 Selected for display in the National Museum of Naval Aviation until April 2013.

Lockheed SR-71 at FL 800 and Mach 3.2 exits enemy territory on a recce mission. 24" x 18" acrylic on canvas panel. $950

The B-2 Spirit is the most expensive bomber in history. It is flown by one unit, the famed 509th Bomb Wing, and is based in the middle of the United States, at Whiteman AFB, MO. It is tasked with and flies combat missions worldwide from this base, utilizing its stealth technology to come and go unseen by the enemy. 24" x 18" acrylic on linen. $800


"Reflections" MC-130 24" x 18" acrylic on gessobord. Published in C-130 Walk Around. $700

A-10 Warthog diving on Iraqi positions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Published as rear cover to "Operation Iraqi Freedom" 18" x 24" acrylic on gessobord. $900 Reserved LH

The "Hobos" of the 1st SOS made some of the most dramatic saves of the Vietnam War during 1972, often while under fire from the full spectrum of North Vietnamese AAA, from small caliber individual weapons to surface to air missiles. The North Vietnamese had mounted a full-scale invasion of the South, and thousands of their troops were streaming over the border. This A-1H is flown by Major Jim Harding, CO of the 1st SOS, on the rescue of Bengal 505A, the pilot of a Marine A-6. Harding won the Air Force Cross for his role in this rescue. 18" x 24" acrylic on gessobord. $800


B-17s of the 447th BG under attack by Luftwaffe ME-109s.24" x 18" acrylic on canvas board. $600


C-130 dropping troops during operation Junction City, South Vietnam. Published in Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, 1967. Oil on canvas 30" x 24" $700


B-17G 42-39970 “E-RAT-ICATOR” flew with the 730th BS, 452nd BG out of Deopham Green, UK survived 125 combat missions. It was the only original group Fortress to survive the war.  It was scrapped at Kingman, Arizona in November 1945.24" x 18" acrylic on canvas panel. unpublished.$850


RF-4B of VMCJ-3 during a high-speed, low-level recce mission in the Ashau Valley of South Vietnam. 24" x 18" acrylinc on gessobord. $700

C-130 dropping paratroops of the 82nd Airborne Division over Fort Bragg, N.C. in 1958. Published in "C-130 Walk Around. Acrylic on board, 24" x 18" $800

Iraqi Mig-21 and SU-25 were casualties of Operation Desert Storm. Published in "....And Kill Migs!, 4th edition" acrylic on board 20" x 15" $325


On 10 July 1968, Lt Roy Cash and LtJg Ed Kain downed MiG-21. The very best critique of an illustration is when the guy who was there (Cash) says; Wow! That’s as close to an accurate depiction as I could ever expect, or visualize – exactly as I remember it.”  24" x 18" acrylinc on canvas panel $800

Grumman E-2 Hawkeye of VAW-11 on initial approach to USS Kitty Hawk, 1968. Oil on Canvas 24" x 12" $400

WC-121-N "Warning Star" Super Constellation of VW-4 about to penetrate a hurricane. The six Constellations used by Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Four were used exclusively for aerial hurricane reconnaissance from l958 to 1962. 16” x 20” Acrylic on hardboard. $450

 Lockheed C-5 Galaxy in original livery. Freetime Publications Acrylic on illustration board 15" x 10" $250

"Blues Solo Cross" shows the Hornets of the Blue Angels solo pilots as they cross head-on during a high-G turn. 24" x 18" acrylic on canvas panel. $400

Sunday Punchers A-6A on first combat missions, Vietnam, 1965. Published in Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, 1967. 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas $800

Marine F-8 Crusader rolls in on enemy target in I Corps, 1966. Published in Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, 1967. 24" x 30" Oil on Canvas $800

Bf 109G-2/Trop "Red 1" was flown by Hauptmann Werner Schroer, Staffelkapitan 8/JG-27 was based at Rhodes in 1943. The Spitfire he is shown downing was one of his ultimate victory score of 114 allied aircraft, including 26 4-engine bombers. 15" x 20" acrylic on illustration board $800

A-7Bs of VA-82 Marauders break to attack targets in Vietnam. Unpublished 24" x 18" acrylic on masonite. $600 sold


SP-5H Patrol Bomber. Published in "Air War Southeast Asia, Vol I" acrylic on board 12" x 5" $125


"Whaleback Attack" ..an F/A-18C of VFA-97 rolls in on the Whaleback, a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan, 2003. Selected for display in the National Museum of Naval Aviation 2004. Custom framed under UV glass.  $800


American Airlines DC-3 plys the mid-level airways in the late 1930s. Acrylic on Canvaspanel 24" x 18" $600


A-1H Skyraider bombing VC positions in South Vietnam, 1965. 24" x 18" Oil on Canvas $700


DC-130 nose detail, C-130H of the Iranian Air Force, 1974 and KC-130H of 123 Escuadron, Spanish AF. 20" x 15" acrylic on board. C-130 In Action. $300

DC-130A of VC-3. acrylic on board 20" x  9", C-130 In Action. $175


Fire-fighting C-130. 20" x 16" acrylic on canvas panel $800