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Pack 513. Pack of two US B24 Liberator aviation prints by Nicolas Trudgian.- Aviation Prints UK
DHM2030.  Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian. <p>Returning from a dogfight raid over Germany, B-24s of 93rd Bomb Group fly low over an East Anglian fishing village on Britains east coast. <b><p> Signed by Philip Ardrey (deceased), <br>John Brooks, <br>Bill Cameron <br>and <br>Al Shower (deceased), B-24 Aircrew, in addition to the artist.  <p> Signed limited edition of 1000 prints.  <p>Paper size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)
DHM2261. End Game by Nicolas Trudgian. <p> For bomber crews, any daylight-bombing mission almost certainly meant combat. If it werent the attentions of determined Luftwaffe fighter pilots, it would be an aerial carpet of flak that welcomed the bombers en route to the target - and again on the journey home. On most missions the Eighth Air Force aircrews had to contend with both. Enduring up to ten hours of concentrated flying under cramped conditions, extreme cold, with the constant noise and vibration produced by four powerful engines, made every mission uncomfortable enough without being shot at. But the USAAF aircrews confronted the odds - a one in three chance of completing a 25-mission tour of operations - cheerfully and with gallant resolve. Playing a major role in the great raids on Germany and other targets in occupied Europe from early in 1944, equipped with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, the USAAF Second Air Division flew no fewer than 95,048 sorties. Based in Norfolk, England, the crews also attacked targets far distant in Norway, Poland and Rumania, unloading almost 100,000 tons of bombs and claiming over 1000 enemy fighters shot down. <br><br><b>Published 2001.</b><b><p> Signed by S/Sgt Vernon R Swain, <br>Captain George E Hammond, <br>T/Sgt Perry Morse, <br>Lt Col James P Dyke, <br>Colonel Charles H Booth, <br>Lt Col Robert Dubowsky (deceased), <br>S/Sgt C W Will Lundy, <br>Captain Everett R Jones, <br>Captain J Richard Butler <br>and <br>Lt Col Elmo W Geppelt, in addition to the artist.<p> Signed limited edition of 600 prints.<p>  Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm)

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Pack 513. Pack of two US B24 Liberator aviation prints by Nicolas Trudgian.

PCK0513. Pack of two US WW2 bomber prints by Nicolas Trudgian, depicting B-24 Liberators in action.

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DHM2030. Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian.

Returning from a dogfight raid over Germany, B-24s of 93rd Bomb Group fly low over an East Anglian fishing village on Britains east coast.

Signed by Philip Ardrey (deceased),
John Brooks,
Bill Cameron
and
Al Shower (deceased), B-24 Aircrew, in addition to the artist.

Signed limited edition of 1000 prints.

Paper size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)


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DHM2261. End Game by Nicolas Trudgian.

For bomber crews, any daylight-bombing mission almost certainly meant combat. If it werent the attentions of determined Luftwaffe fighter pilots, it would be an aerial carpet of flak that welcomed the bombers en route to the target - and again on the journey home. On most missions the Eighth Air Force aircrews had to contend with both. Enduring up to ten hours of concentrated flying under cramped conditions, extreme cold, with the constant noise and vibration produced by four powerful engines, made every mission uncomfortable enough without being shot at. But the USAAF aircrews confronted the odds - a one in three chance of completing a 25-mission tour of operations - cheerfully and with gallant resolve. Playing a major role in the great raids on Germany and other targets in occupied Europe from early in 1944, equipped with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, the USAAF Second Air Division flew no fewer than 95,048 sorties. Based in Norfolk, England, the crews also attacked targets far distant in Norway, Poland and Rumania, unloading almost 100,000 tons of bombs and claiming over 1000 enemy fighters shot down.

Published 2001.

Signed by S/Sgt Vernon R Swain,
Captain George E Hammond,
T/Sgt Perry Morse,
Lt Col James P Dyke,
Colonel Charles H Booth,
Lt Col Robert Dubowsky (deceased),
S/Sgt C W Will Lundy,
Captain Everett R Jones,
Captain J Richard Butler
and
Lt Col Elmo W Geppelt, in addition to the artist.

Signed limited edition of 600 prints.

Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm)




Website Price: £ 270.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £480.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £210




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*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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Colonel Albert Shower (deceased)
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

Al Shower was the only Group Commander in the Eighth Air Force to bring a Group to the U.K. and to command it until the end of hostilities. His dedication and leadership on 30 missions, gave the 467th Bomber Group’s B-24s the best overall standing for bombing accuracy in the Eighth Air Force during World War II. Colonel Albert J Shower passed away on 15th October 2001.


The signature of Colonel William R Cameron (deceased)

Colonel William R Cameron (deceased)
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

Bill Cameron flew all his 38 combat missions with the 44th Bomb Group. He first saw combat in Nov 1942. He was the only pilot who came over to Europe with 44th BG and returned with them at the end of the war. Described by General Leon Johnson as "one of the best combat leaders we had", Bill was the pilot of "Buzzin' Bear" on the Ploesti Raid. Before the mission he asked British anti-aircraft gunners which plane, in a low flying formation, they would fire at. They told him they would shoot the highest: Bill Cameron took "Buzzin' Bear" through the Ploesti inferno lower than most other pilots and got her home with only minor damage, earning the DSC for his part in the historic raid. William R. Cameron died on his 93rd birthday on June 24th 2013
John Brooks
*Signature Value : £40 (matted)

Philip Ardrey (deceased)
*Signature Value : £20 (matted)

Flew on bombers with the USAAF. Died 26th July 2012.
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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Captain Everett R Jones
*Signature Value : £30 (matted)

Captain George E Hammond
*Signature Value : £30 (matted)



The signature of Captain J Richard Butler

Captain J Richard Butler
*Signature Value : £40 (matted)

"Dick" Butler joined the service in January 1942 and was posted to the 44th Bomb Group, with whom he flew B-24s throughout the war. His first combat mission was in April 1943 and he saw action in Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean. On the Ploesti Raid, Dick was co-pilot of "Earthquake McGoon". Badly damaged and flying at tree-top height it was only the skill of Dick and pilot Walter Burke that kept "Earthquake" in the air and brought the crew home.
Colonel Charles H Booth
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

Charles Booth entered the military in July 1941, two years after he received a pilots license. Pilots such as Wylie Post and Charles Lindbergh were Booths idols. Charles Booth was a major in the Army Air Force on March 8, 1944, when he, as command pilot, led one section of a heavy bombardment group on a mission against military installations in Germany. When anti-aircraft fire struck his B-24 Liberator above Hanover, Booth was still about an hour of flight time from his destination of Berlin. Wounded in both legs and one hand, Booth dragged himself to the flight deck and continued to direct the battle against enemy fighter attacks until the bombing run ended about two hours later, according to an award citation. The March 1944 mission to Berlin was only his second. He flew 28 more before his service in the war ended.


Lt Col Elmo W Geppelt
*Signature Value : £30 (matted)

Lt Elmo W. Geppelt was the DR Navigator. He had trained with the crew in the States and had flown to England with them. Geppelt was elevated to Assistant Squadron Navigator for the 755th in December 1944, completing his tour in February 1945.
Lt Col James P Dyke
*Signature Value : £20 (matted)

Lt Col Robert Dubowsky (deceased)
*Signature Value : £25 (matted)

Bob was born on the 19th of February 1921 in Mineola, NY. After graduating from high school at 18, he embarked on an ambitious coast to coast road trip in 1931. Robert Dubowsky attended Hofstra College and enlisted in the US Army Air Corp and while waiting to be called up he worked for Grumman. He became a B24 bomber pilot during WWII and flew 35 missions out of East Anglia, England. His first mission was on July 20th, 1944 and he completed his last mission March 24th, 1945. He was shot down on mission 33 on January 16, 1945 en route to a bombing raid on Dresden, Germany but all crew members survived. He received the DFC, Air Medal, 4 OLC commendation medals, and the Purple Heart. Dubowsky held a BS in Military Science from the University of Maryland. Finally retiring from the military in 1964 he went onto a career in the Civil Service at the Eastern Test Range as a down range manager for multiple missile projects over a period of 20 years. Robert Dubowsky passed away peacefully at home on February 5th, 2011.
S/Sgt C W Will Lundy
*Signature Value : £25 (matted)

S/Sgt Vernon R Swain
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

T/Sgt Perry Morse
*Signature Value : £35 (matted)

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