The winter of 1944-45 was cold, bitterly cold. Plunging temperatures brought ice, freezing fog and heavy falls of snow. Richard’s beautiful cameo painting depicts the magical scene as clearing skies reveal a morning landscape bathed in white. A fresh fall of snow overnight has brought an unusual stillness to the English countryside, broken only by the roar of Merlin engines as Robin Olds and pilots from the 434th Fighter Squadron, 479th Fighter Group manage to get airborne from a hastily cleared runway to check out their Mustangs. Their presence is a reminder that despite the weather the bitter struggle continues in war-torn mainland Europe and should a mission soon be possible, they’ll be ready.
Overall size: 15¾" x 17½"
Available in the following editions
Signed by three famous P-51 Mustang Aces who flew in combat during WWII.
As above - matted to include the signature of 'Bud' Anderson. - Extremely Low Inventory
Collectors edition & A/Ps
Each print in these highly-restricted editions has been conservation mounted to include a museum-quality reproduction 8th Air Force shoulder patch, USAAF pilot wings and the original autograph of Col. Bud Anderson.
Brig Gen Robin Olds - 479th FG - 17 air & 11 ground victories
Brig Gen Frank Gailer - 357th FG - 5 ½ air & 1 ground victories
Lt Col Clyde East - 10th PRG - 14 ½ victories
Col. Clarence ‘Bud’ Anderson - 357th FG - 16¼ air & 1 ground vicories - (Collectors, A/P and Remarque editions)
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