Michael Byers – WWII Magazine

Here is a piece I did for WWII Magazine a little while back. It was a story about Werner Goering. He was a WWII pilot with some interesting history. So much so that the CIA had his co-pilot keep an eye on him and possibly take him out if Werner decided to land any planes in Nazi Germany or try to bail out over top of Germany. The reason because for many years the government thought that Werner was actually related to the famous Nazi,¬†Hermann G√∂ring. Turns out he wasn’t. Fun piece to do. Lots of historical detail that needed to be accurate.

About Michael Byers

Michael Byers is a freelance illustrator living in Guelph, Ontario with his fiance and two cats. He spends most of his time in his studio creating whimsical images for editorial and advertising clients. He loves to draw, drink coffee, and collaborate with other illustrators, art directors, art buyers, and anyone else who loves to create. You can see his work at www.michaelbyers.ca


  1. Wow wow wow, I feel like im in the plane with them. You really nailed this!!

  2. Chris Gash

    Yep, I second that – we’re right there in the cockpit. Another great piece!

  3. Darn good work Michael. Love those smudges on the the windshield.

  4. Great composition, sucks me right in.

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