P-51 Mustangs of the 353rd Fighter Group make a low-level celebratory run over towns and villages along the Rhine. Below them, the ancient town of Kaub, south of Remagen, appears untouched by the traumatic events of recent years.
The arrival of the USAAF in Europe in 1942 was a turning point in WWII. One of the aircraft that came to symbolize the accomplishments of the men and machines of the American Air Forces during this time was the P-51 Mustang, arguably the best all-round fighter of WWII.
This iconic print was released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the air victory in Europe and has long been sold out and much sought after on the secondary market for many years, making it a great addition to any collection.
This print is personally signed by five of the most distinguished Fighter Aces of WWII:
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM “DIXIE” SLOAN – 82nd FG P-38 Ace / 12 victories
Colonel WALKER “BUD” MAHURIN – 56th FG (Wolfpack) P-47 Ace/ 24 ¼ victories
Colonel ART FIEDLER – 325th FG Mustang Ace / 8 victories
Colonel DON BLAKESLEE – Mustang Ace & Leader of the 4th FG / 14 ½ victories
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST – 10th Photo Recon Group / 14 ½ victories
This copy has been conservation framed and matted by our expert team to include an original WWII .50 cal Machine Gun cartridge, along with the original autographs of three iconic WWII Mustang Aces:
Colonel CLARENCE “BUD” ANDERSON – 357th Fighter Group / 16 ¼ victories
Colonel HERSCHEL “HERKY” GREEN – 325th FG Mustang Ace / 18 victories
Major RICHARD “BUD/PETE” PETERSON – 357th FG, Mustang Ace / 15 ½ victories
This unique piece is a perfect collector’s item and would be the centerpiece of any collection.