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.
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
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