In the open skies high over occupied Europe, P-51 Mustangs of the 20th Fighter Group, flying out of Kings Cliffe, engage Me109s from JG77 in a furiously contested dogfight. Below them a formation of B-17’s from the 379th Bomb Group fly through the chaos, doggedly maintaining their course, as they head on to attack the huge synthetic oil refinery at Meresburg, southern Germany, on 11 September 1944. So vital was this refinery to the Nazi war machine that it became one of the most heavily defended targets in Germany, the air defenses even surpassing those of Berlin. As a consequence it was one of the most feared targets for the heroic crews of the Eighth Air Force
Released as a pair with A WELCOME RETURN as part of The Mighty Eighth Portfolio, this superb piece is available both individually or as part of a pair.
Each print in every edition has been hand numbered and personally signed by the artist as well as prominent USAAF and Luftwaffe veterans:
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST
Oberleutnant KURT SCHULZE