PLOESTI THE VITAL MISSION

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As B-24 Suzy Q emerges from the maelstrom, with 44th Bomb Group Commander Leon Johnson clearly visible in the co-pilot’s seat, the gripping spectacle of that historic raid is brought to life with vivid, awesome reality.
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1250 Limited Edition Signed by five B-24 Ploesti Raid Pilots $495.00
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125 Artist Proof Signed by five B-24 Ploesti Raid Pilots $595.00
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Description

On 1 August 1943, B-24 Liberators based in Libya and Southern Italy attacked nine oil refineries around Ploiești, Romania. The mission was one of the costliest for the USAAF in the European Theater, with 53 aircraft and 660 air crewmen lost. Five Medals of Honor and 56 Distinguished Service Crosses along with numerous other decorations were awarded to Aircrew.

It was one of the bloodiest and most heroic missions of all time.

Released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary in tribute to the 1700 intrepid aircrew who flew the epic Ploesti Raid, this powerful piece is a masterpiece in air combat art.

THE SIGNATURES

Each print is signed by FIVE distinguished B-24 pilots, each representing one of the five USAAF Bomb Groups who flew on the Ploesti mission.

Major General PHILLIP ARDREY
Colonel WILLIAM CAMERON
Lieutenant Colonel KEITH K. COMPTON
Major General RAMSAY POTTS
Major ROBERT W. STERNFELS

This outstanding print sold out immediately and has been a very rare and highly desired piece on the secondary market ever since. Personally signed by Aircrew who took part in the raid, it is a historically important collector’s piece.

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Overall Print Size

34 x 25 inches

Release Date

1993

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