There were few sights back in the early 1940’s that stirred the emotions more than that of a Lancaster on final approach, its weary crew returning from combat over enemy territory.
In the midst of the harvest in the late summer of 1944, a Lancaster of the famous 617 “Dambusters” Squadron makes its final approach. After a grueling night operation over Germany the thankful crew are the last to return to their Lincolnshire base.
Gerald Coulson is a master at combining a stunning landscape with his aviation subjects and Summer Harvest is one of his best. This release is classic Coulson and a perfect example of why his fans have loyally collected his work for more than 35 years.
THE PILOTS EDITION
Joining artist Gerald Coulson, each print in the Pilots Edition is signed by three RAF Bomber Command pilots who flew operations on Lancasters with 617 Squadron during the height of operations in World War II.
Flight Lieutenant ARTHUR F. POORE DFC
Squadron Leader E. GRAY WARD DFC
Flight Lieutenant JAMES CASTAGNOLA DSO DFC
THE DAMBUSTERS EDITION
Every print in the special DAMBUSTERS EDITION is additionally signed by four of the original surviving aircrew who, on the night of 16/17 May 1943, took part in the epic Dams raid. There are a total of SEVEN signatures in this edition.
Squadron Leader LES MUNRO CNZM DSO QSO DFC
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM
Sergeant RAY GRAYSTON
Sergeant FRED SUTHERLAND