This rare secondary market print features P-47 Thunderbolts of the 56th Fighter Group.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, Nicolas Trudgian’s highly detailed painting recreates a typical 56th Fighter Group interdiction mission. Roaring low over a recently liberated French village, Hub Zemke leads his P-47 pilots on a low-level strafing mission to the front lines. Below, American ground forces push on towards the battle front, to the exaltation of the local villagers, enjoying their first taste of freedom since the fall of France four long years earlier.
Each print in this commemorative edition is individually signed in pencil by the following P-47 pilots.
Colonel HUB ZEMKE
Colonel PAUL CONGER
Major General DONALD STRAIT
Colonel FRANCIS “GABBY” GABRESKI
This seldom seen print is a great acquisition for aviation art enthusiasts and autograph collectors alike.