On 5 March 1944 the B-24 heavy bombers of the 448th Bomb Group took off from England, their mission - to destroy the Luftwaffe facilities at Limoges aerodrome in western France, a typical mission for the men of the US Eighth Air Force in the months that preceded D-Day. Success today would save many lives when that time came.
Waiting for them were the Bf-109s of JG2, ready to rip into the attacking force at the first opportunity. Luckily for the bombers they had one of the finest fighter escorts in the Mighty 8th, Don Blakeslee’s 4th Fighter Group – ‘The Eagles”.
"Where Eagles Gathered" recreates a scene from that encounter. As a straggling B-24 comes under attack and its inner starboard engine starts to trail smoke, Steve Pisanos, one of the Fourth’s most deadly Aces, and fellow P-51B pilots quickly arrive on the scene to break up the attack.
Overall size: 19½" x 27"
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Signed by Colonel Steve Pisanos & Hauptmann Günther Nordenholtz
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Air Combat Paintings Vol VI
This 128 page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 70 images reproduced in full colour, supported by a host of beautiful drawings and informative photographs, including many images never previously seen.
Readers will experience some of the world’s greatest air battles as visualised by the world’s master of aviation art, and the story of how these masterworks came into existence. Each limited edition book is case-bound with dark blue cloth, fitted with high gloss full colour dust jacket. Each copy is signed and numbered by the artist, and is accompanied by a matching numbered companion print.