Temporarily grounded by deep overnight snow, a B-17G Flying Fortress from the 398th Bomb Group stands quietly near the constantly patrolled perimeter of RAF Nuthampstead during the winter of 1944.
The bomber crews of the US Eighth Air Force rightfully earned their place in aviation history through heroism and devotion to duty, becoming one of the most highly decorated organizations of WWII with 17 Medal of Honor recipients and 66 Distinguished Unit Citation awards. But, with almost 6,000 heavy bombers lost, the cost of victory had come at an enormous price – only one in three airmen had survived the air battle over Europe.
The print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist along with three veterans who flew B-17s with the Eighth Air Force in WWII.
1st Lt KEN SHARPE – Pilot with the with 388th Bomb Group
1st Lt CHARLES “NORM” STEVENS – Bombardier with the 351st Bomb Group
1st Lt JAMES L. WHITE Jr – Pilot with the 398th Bomb Group
The print is conservation framed to include a pair of museum quality reproduction US Air Force Pilots Wings and is the perfect piece for the office or home.