B-17 Fortresses return to their base in Suffolk, England following the Eighth Air Force’s massive strike against enemy airfields during the Ardennes offensive, Christmas Eve, 1944. A warm welcome awaits the crews at tonight’s party at the Rose and Crown Inn.
This wonderfully nostalgic piece commemorates the USAAF Bomber Crews who flew in Europe in WWII and pays tribute to all the American servicemen who spent Christmas away from home, so long ago.
The edition is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist and four B-17 bomber pilots who flew with the 8th Air Force in Europe during WWII:
Colonel GEORGE P. BIRDSONG
Captain VERNON L. GRIM
Captain JAMES A. MYL
Major ROBERT SIMPSON