As the sun begins to sink on the late afternoon of D-Day +1, a mighty Allied aerial armada heads inland over the Normandy invasion beaches, 7th June 1944. In the company of P-51s of the 354th Fighter Group, B-26 Marauders from the 397th Bomb Group prepare to bomb heavily defended German positions lying ahead of the Allied advance up from the beach-head.
THE ACES EDITION
Released in 1996 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of D-Day, the print is individually numbered and personally signed in pencil by the artist and three top P-51 Mustang Aces who flew combat missions on D-Day, 6 June 1944.
Captain CLAYTON GROSS
Colonel MAURICE LONG
Major General DONALD STRAIT
THE D-DAY ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Each copy of the D-Day Anniversary Edition has been additionally signed by the following FIVE aviators who flew combat missions during the D-Day operations over Normandy.
A total of EIGHT signatures.
Colonel RICHARD “DICK DENISON
First Lieutenant WAYNE E DOWNING
Captain JOHN L MINECH
Lieutenant Colonel ARTHUR MILOW
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM “BILL” D MITCHELL