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Flying Fortress B-17 Aviation Art Prints.- Anthony Saunders Aviation and Naval Art
DHM1473.  Safe Pastures by Mark Postlethwaite.  <p>  B-17G 42-37755 NV-A 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group from Poddington crash landing in Switzerland on 25th February 1944 after sustaining damage over enemy territory after a raid on Augsburg and Stuttgart.  <p><b> Few Copies Available</b><b><p>Signed limited edition of 500 prints. <p> Image size 33.5cm x 50.5cm.
DHM1795. A Welcome Return by Anthony Saunders. <p> The relieved but weary crew members of Ol Gappy of the 379th Bomb Group, as they nurse their battle scarred B-17G back to their base at Kimbolton. Close behind them, the remainder of the group, relieved to see familiar territory, makes its final approach after the grueling mission to Meresburg on 11 September 1944. <b><p>Signed by First Lieutenant Leonard L Spivey and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gossman.  <p>Signed limited edition of 400 prints.  <p>Paper size 26.5 inches x 19.5 inches (67cm x 50cm)  Image size 21.5 inches x 14 inches (54cm x 36cm)
DHM2592. Heaven Can Wait by Nicolas Trudgian. <p> B-17 Fortresses of the Bloody Hundredth- the Eighth Air Forces 100th Bomb Group - return to Thorpe Abbotts following a raid on enemy oil refineries, September 11, 1944. Nicolas Trudgians moving tribute to the Bloody Hundredth shows the imaginatively named B-17, Heaven Can Wait, on final approach to Thorpe Abbotts after the intense battle on September 11, 1944. Skilfully piloted by Harry Hempy, the seriously damaged B-17G has struggled 500 miles home on two engines to make it back to England. They lost their tail gunner that fateful day. Below the descending bomber stream, an agricultural traction engine peacefully ploughs the wheat stubble in preparation for next year's vital crop, the farm workers oblivious to the unimaginable traumas so recently experienced by the crews of the returning B-17 Fortresses. <br><br>Signed by four pilots and crew who flew with the 100th Bomb Group in Europe during World War II.  <br>Published in 1999 - Issue price was £120.<p><b>Last 20 available of this sold out edition.<b><p> Signatories: Lt Col Henry Hank Cervantes; Cpt Harry M Hempy; Stf Sgt Joseph Joe Keenan; Tech Sgt James Mack. <p> Signed  limited edition of 500 prints.  <p>Print paper size 30.5 inches x 24 inches (77cm x 61cm)
DHM2515.  A Green Hill Far Away by Robert Tomlin. <p>On the morning of October 14th 1943 along with 15 others from the 305th Bomb Group, Lazy Baby set off from Chelveston in England on Mission 115, the second Schweinfurt raid, later to become known as Black Thursday. By the time they reached Aachen on the outward leg only Lazy Baby and two others of the 305th were left flying, They were then seriously damaged and three crew severely injured whilst two bailed out. Diving from 23,000 ft to only 3,000 ft, pilot Ed Dienhart managed to escape the attacking fighters. With the ball turret gunner trapped and navigator seriously injured they proceeded at 30 to 50 feet, hedge-hopping all the way, to Switzerland and safety. Guided by the navigator Don Rowley who, despite having both arms virtually severed, managed to steer them from memory for over an hour to Switzerland where they made a dramatic crash landing only four miles from the German border. The navigator died the following day from his injuries. Whilst the pilot drew upon every ounce of his flying skills, the rest of the crew exhibited untold valour in the face of terrible adversity and selfless devotion to their stricken comrades.  This print is autographed by pilot Ed Dienhart and Swiss Schoolmaster Leo Thuring who helped to rescue the mortally wounded navigator. Accompanying the print is a 24 page illustrated book which charts the story from take off, through the landing, to the eventual escape of some of the crew back to England. An individual book plate is also signed by members of the crew, the author and relevant Swiss personalities providing not only a complete historical record of the heroism and valour of the crew, but a tribute to all who fought for the freedom which we now enjoy.
<p><b>Supplied with a 28-page booklet about the incident depicted in the print and the crew of the aircraft.</b><b><p>Signed by ,<br>Lt Edward Dienhart,<br>S/Sgt Christy Zullo,<br>S/Sgt Robert Cinibulk,<br>Leo Thuring,<br>2nd Lt Brunson Bolin,<br>and<br>S/Sgt Raymond Baus.<p>   Limited edition print. <p>Image size 30 inches x 15 inches (76cm x 38cm)
DHM416.  Berlin Bound by Anthony Saunders. <p>In 1944 Berlin was probably the most defended city in the world.  The Luftwaffe had kept what reserves it had for planes to defend Berlin.  On March 6th, 1944, The USAAF were involved in the massive air raid on Berlin, 69 B17s were lost - but the Luftwaffe lost 160 planes.  Whereas the US 8th Air Force could recover from these aircraft losses, the German Luftwaffe could not.  By the end of the war, the 8th Air Force and the Royal Air Force had destroyed 70% of Berlin.<b><p>Signed limited edition of 2500 prints.  <p>Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)

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Flying Fortress B-17 Aviation Art Prints.

DPK0428. Flying Fortress B-17 Aviation Art Prints.

Aviation Print Pack.

Items in this pack :

Item #1 - Click to view individual item

DHM1473. Safe Pastures by Mark Postlethwaite.

B-17G 42-37755 NV-A 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group from Poddington crash landing in Switzerland on 25th February 1944 after sustaining damage over enemy territory after a raid on Augsburg and Stuttgart.

Few Copies Available

Signed limited edition of 500 prints.

Image size 33.5cm x 50.5cm.


Item #2 - Click to view individual item

DHM1795. A Welcome Return by Anthony Saunders.

The relieved but weary crew members of Ol Gappy of the 379th Bomb Group, as they nurse their battle scarred B-17G back to their base at Kimbolton. Close behind them, the remainder of the group, relieved to see familiar territory, makes its final approach after the grueling mission to Meresburg on 11 September 1944.

Signed by First Lieutenant Leonard L Spivey and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gossman.

Signed limited edition of 400 prints.

Paper size 26.5 inches x 19.5 inches (67cm x 50cm) Image size 21.5 inches x 14 inches (54cm x 36cm)


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DHM2592. Heaven Can Wait by Nicolas Trudgian.

B-17 Fortresses of the Bloody Hundredth- the Eighth Air Forces 100th Bomb Group - return to Thorpe Abbotts following a raid on enemy oil refineries, September 11, 1944. Nicolas Trudgians moving tribute to the Bloody Hundredth shows the imaginatively named B-17, Heaven Can Wait, on final approach to Thorpe Abbotts after the intense battle on September 11, 1944. Skilfully piloted by Harry Hempy, the seriously damaged B-17G has struggled 500 miles home on two engines to make it back to England. They lost their tail gunner that fateful day. Below the descending bomber stream, an agricultural traction engine peacefully ploughs the wheat stubble in preparation for next year's vital crop, the farm workers oblivious to the unimaginable traumas so recently experienced by the crews of the returning B-17 Fortresses.

Signed by four pilots and crew who flew with the 100th Bomb Group in Europe during World War II.
Published in 1999 - Issue price was £120.

Last 20 available of this sold out edition.

Signatories: Lt Col Henry Hank Cervantes; Cpt Harry M Hempy; Stf Sgt Joseph Joe Keenan; Tech Sgt James Mack.

Signed limited edition of 500 prints.

Print paper size 30.5 inches x 24 inches (77cm x 61cm)


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DHM2515. A Green Hill Far Away by Robert Tomlin.

On the morning of October 14th 1943 along with 15 others from the 305th Bomb Group, Lazy Baby set off from Chelveston in England on Mission 115, the second Schweinfurt raid, later to become known as Black Thursday. By the time they reached Aachen on the outward leg only Lazy Baby and two others of the 305th were left flying, They were then seriously damaged and three crew severely injured whilst two bailed out. Diving from 23,000 ft to only 3,000 ft, pilot Ed Dienhart managed to escape the attacking fighters. With the ball turret gunner trapped and navigator seriously injured they proceeded at 30 to 50 feet, hedge-hopping all the way, to Switzerland and safety. Guided by the navigator Don Rowley who, despite having both arms virtually severed, managed to steer them from memory for over an hour to Switzerland where they made a dramatic crash landing only four miles from the German border. The navigator died the following day from his injuries. Whilst the pilot drew upon every ounce of his flying skills, the rest of the crew exhibited untold valour in the face of terrible adversity and selfless devotion to their stricken comrades. This print is autographed by pilot Ed Dienhart and Swiss Schoolmaster Leo Thuring who helped to rescue the mortally wounded navigator. Accompanying the print is a 24 page illustrated book which charts the story from take off, through the landing, to the eventual escape of some of the crew back to England. An individual book plate is also signed by members of the crew, the author and relevant Swiss personalities providing not only a complete historical record of the heroism and valour of the crew, but a tribute to all who fought for the freedom which we now enjoy.

Supplied with a 28-page booklet about the incident depicted in the print and the crew of the aircraft.

Signed by ,
Lt Edward Dienhart,
S/Sgt Christy Zullo,
S/Sgt Robert Cinibulk,
Leo Thuring,
2nd Lt Brunson Bolin,
and
S/Sgt Raymond Baus.

Limited edition print.

Image size 30 inches x 15 inches (76cm x 38cm)


Item #5 - Click to view individual item

DHM416. Berlin Bound by Anthony Saunders.

In 1944 Berlin was probably the most defended city in the world. The Luftwaffe had kept what reserves it had for planes to defend Berlin. On March 6th, 1944, The USAAF were involved in the massive air raid on Berlin, 69 B17s were lost - but the Luftwaffe lost 160 planes. Whereas the US 8th Air Force could recover from these aircraft losses, the German Luftwaffe could not. By the end of the war, the 8th Air Force and the Royal Air Force had destroyed 70% of Berlin.

Signed limited edition of 2500 prints.

Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)


Website Price: £ 320.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £745.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £425




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Signatures on item 2
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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First Lieutenant Leonard L Spivey
*Signature Value : £25 (matted)

Leonard Spivey joined the USAAF in 1942 and trained as a navigator, joining the Eighth Air Force in May 1943. He was posted to fly B-17 Fortresses with the 281st Bomb Group at Ridgewell in Essex, where as the Squadron Navigator he was the Group lead navigator on most of his missions, and on one was Wing lead. On 19th August 1943 he was shot down over Holland on his 13th mission, parachuting out of his B-17 and captured immediately by German forces. He was paraded through the streets in front of Dutch civilians, who incensed the Germans by displaying their support for this Allied airman. Leonard was sent as a POW to Stalag Luft III, made famous by the book and movie The Great Escape, and remained a POW until liberated by the US Army on 29th April 1945.


Lieutenant Colonel Robert Gossman
*Signature Value : £20 (matted)

Bob Gossman joined the USAAF in March 1943, and after training was posted to England as a B-17 pilot with the 8th Air Force. Here he oined the 351st Bomb Group, 508th Bomb Squadron, based at Polebrook, Northamptonshire. He flew his first combat mission from there in January 1944, and later took part on a mission to Berlin with over 1300 bombers. After the war in Europe he went on to fly 58 missions in Korea, and another 30 missions in Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force in 1984.
Signatures on item 3
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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The signature of Cpt Harry M Hempy

Cpt Harry M Hempy
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

The pilot and captain of Heaven Can Wait, Harry Hempy flew his first combat mission on 2nd August 1944. On 11th September he brought the aircraft safely home on three engines after the momentous battle over Ruhrland, a feat he repeated another four times during his tour. His crew destroyed five enemy aircraft. Harry flew to all the big targets, including Berlin, Cologne and Hanover. In total he completed 35 missions.
The signature of Lt Col Henry Hank Cervantes

Lt Col Henry Hank Cervantes
*Signature Value : £40 (matted)

Lt Col. Henry Cervantes was born in Fresno, California in October 1923. He joined the US Air Force and graduated on the 27th June 1944. Lt Col. Henry Cervantes was one of only a few Mexican American Pilots, of "The Bloody100th Bombardment Group flying B-17s. On 18th March 1945 he flew on the last Eighth Air Force mission to Berlin, and on 7th April got home safely after his B-17 E-Z Goin' was badly damaged in a head-on attack by Me109s of Rammkommando Elbe.
The signature of Stf Sgt Joseph Joe Keenan

Stf Sgt Joseph Joe Keenan
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

Joe Keenan joined the 100th Bomb Group at Thorpe Abbotts as a ball turret gunner. He flew 35 combat missions in B-17 Andy's Dandy, including five missions to Berlin in May 1944, dropped arms and supplies to the French Resistance, and flew on D-Day, 6th June 1944.
The signature of Tech Sgt James Mack

Tech Sgt James Mack
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

No.418 Sqn RCAF. Pilot James Mack flew the first of his 26 combat missions with the 100th Bomb Group in September 1943. He flew to Berlin three times in March 1944, and also to Schweinfurt, Dresden and a heavy-water plant in Norway. After completing his first tour he signed up to train as a waist-gunner for a further 30 missions, but the war ended before he was needed.
Signatures on item 4
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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The signature of 2nd Lt Brunson Bolin

2nd Lt Brunson Bolin
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

Co-pilot of B-17 Flying Fortress "Lazy Baby". Brunson Bolin was just 18 years old when he volunteered for the Army Air Force. Within months, he was training to be a pilot and flew the B-17 named the Lazy Baby. 2nd Lt Brunson Bolin was on his seventh mission — flying as a co-pilot. Their mission was to bomb the ball-bearing factory on the Schweinfurt Raid. They had just dropped their bombs when the plane was attacked. The left board engine was on fire, communication systems were destroyed and the navigator was mortally wounded. The situation looked grim and the pilot ordered everyone to bail out. With the plane in distress, Brunson Bolin jumped from the bomb bay — he slammed into one of the doors breaking most of his ribs. As he tumbled towards the earth, Brunson stretched back and noticed holes popping up inside his parachute. He looked down to find a group of German farmers taking shots at him. The only thing that saved his life was a German Army Corporal who got to him before the farmers did. And in the middle of a huge hay field, Brunson Bolin was captured. He would spend the next 18 months at Stalag Luft III in Sagan, Poland as a prisoner of war. When 2nd Lt Brunson Bolin returned after the war he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Air Medal for his service to our nation. After the war, he took a job with Delta Air Lines.
The signature of Leo Thuring

Leo Thuring
*Signature Value : £10 (matted)

Schoolmaster, Aesch, Switzerland. Was at the scene as B-17 Flying Fortress "Lazy Baby" came down and assisted the crew out of the aircraft.


The signature of Lt Edward Dienhart

Lt Edward Dienhart
*Signature Value : £30 (matted)

Pilot of B-17 Flying Fortress "Lazy Baby".


The signature of S/Sgt Christy Zullo

S/Sgt Christy Zullo
*Signature Value : £30 (matted)

Waist Gunner of B-17 Flying Fortress "Lazy Baby".


The signature of S/Sgt Raymond Baus

S/Sgt Raymond Baus
*Signature Value : £15 (matted)

Ball Turret Gunner of B-17 Flying Fortress "Lazy Baby".


The signature of S/Sgt Robert Cinibulk

S/Sgt Robert Cinibulk
*Signature Value : £30 (matted)

Waist Gunner of B-17 Flying Fortress "Lazy Baby".

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