It is late summer 1941, and as the early morning sun casts its golden glow across the shimmering sea below, it reveals a lone Halifax of 405 (Vancouver) Squadron RCAF that has struggled home the hard way – damaged and alone. Hit by flak over the target, one of the aircraft’s engines is already out and another is smoking badly as the exhausted pilot and his crew fight to keep the unwieldy bomber airborne. Any marauding Luftwaffe fighters would have found them easy prey, but fortunately for this crew they have been spotted by a formation of Hurricanes from 253 Squadron out on routine patrol. For that final, weary leg of their long journey home the Halifax crew will at last have protection to see them safely back to base.
Overall size: 23¼" x 35¼"
Available in the following editions
Signed by two Hurricane pilots and two Halifax aircrew.
Signed by two RCAF Hurricane pilots and five RCAF Halifax aircrew.
RCAF Artist's proof
Signed by six Hurricane pilots and fifteen Halifax aircrew.