Hawker Typhoons of No.198 Squadron RAF deliver a devastating rocket and cannon fire attack on a Panzer Tank Division trapped near Falaise, Northern France, August 1944.
It is August 1944, barely two months since the Allies landed their first troops on the beaches of Normandy. Already the German Panzer Divisions are in full retreat, and it is critical to halt them before they can regroup.
Caught in the Falaise Gap, the battle was to be decisive. Flying throughout a continuous onslaught, rocket-firing Typhoons kept up their attacks on the trapped armored divisions from dawn to dusk. The effect was devastating and at the end of the ten day battle the 100,000 strong German force was decimated.
The print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist, along with and five Typhoon pilots who flew in the historic Battle of Normandy, 1944:
Flight Lieutenant ROY CRANE
Flight Lieutenant JOHN GOLLEY
Flight Lieutenant RON GRANT
Flight Lieutenant DEREK LOVELL
Squadron Leader H.G. “Pat” PATTISON