Having survived a barrage of flak on the run-in to the target, this B-17 has taken a pounding from enemy fighters on the way home. She is handling badly and has been losing height all the way back from Germany. Her crew have fought all the way to bring their ship home and they are exhausted.
Robert’s emotive piece, set in the tranquility of the English countryside, shows farm workers in the wheat fields pause as the mighty war-birds thunder overhead.
Behind, another damaged B-17 will make it back to base today. Another mission completed!
Each print in this rare edition has been hand-signed by five B-17 pilots who were awarded the Medal of Honor during WWII:
Colonel WILLIAM LAWLEY MOH
Colonel JOHN MORGAN MOH
Lieutenant Colonel EDWARD MICHAEL MOH
Lieutenant Colonel JAY ZEAMER MOH
Technical Sergeant FORREST VOSLER MOH
A rare and historically important collector’s item