Customer Helpline (UK) : 01436 820269

You currently have no items in your basket


Buy with confidence and security!
Publishing historical art since 1985


Valuations

Classified Ads Terms and Conditions Shipping Info Contact Details

Aircraft
Search
Squadron
Search
Artist
Search
Signature
Search
Air Force
Search
SPECIAL OFFERS
Product Search         

Liberator

he initial production batch of B-24As was completed in 1941, with many being sold directly to the Royal Air Force. Sent to Britain, where the bomber was dubbed "Liberator," the RAF soon found that they were unsuitable for combat over Europe as they had insufficient defensive armament and lacked self-sealing fuel tanks. Due to the aircraft's heavy payload and long range, the British converted these aircraft for use in maritime patrols. Learning from these issues, Consolidated improved the design and the first major American production model was the B-24C which also included improved Pratt & Whitney engines. In 1940, Consolidated again revised the aircraft and produced the B-24D. The first major variant of the Liberator, the B-24D quickly amassed orders for 2,738 aircraft. Overwhelming Consolidated's production capabilities, the aircraft was also built under license by North American, Douglas, and Ford. The latter built a massive plant at Willow Run, Michigan that, at its peak (August 1944), was producing fourteen aircraft per day. Revised and improved several times throughout World War II, the final variant, the B-24M, ended production on May 31, 1945. he United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) took delivery of its first B-24As in mid-1941. Over the next three years, B-24 squadrons deployed to all theaters of the war: African, European, China-Burma-India, the Anti-submarine Campaign, the Southwest Pacific Theater and the Pacific Theater. In the Pacific, to simplify logistics and to take advantage of its longer range, the B-24 (and its twin, the U.S. Navy PB4Y) was the chosen standard heavy bomber. By mid-1943, the shorter-range B-17 was phased out. The Liberators which had served early in the war in the Pacific continued the efforts from the Philippines, Australia, Espiritu Santo,Guadalcanal, Hawaii, and Midway Island. The Liberator peak overseas deployment was 45.5 bomb groups in June 1944. Additionally, the Liberator equipped a number of independent squadrons in a variety of special combat roles. The cargo versions, C-87 and C-109 tanker, further increased its overseas presence, especially in Asia in support of the XX Bomber Command air offensive against Japan. So vital was the need for long range operations, that at first USAAF used the type as transports. The sole B-24 in Hawaii was destroyed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. It had been sent to the Central Pacific for a very long range reconnaissance mission that was preempted by the Japanese attack. The first USAAF Liberators to carry out combat missions were 12 repossessed LB-30s deployed to Java with the 11th Bombardment Squadron (7th Bombardment Group) that flew their first combat mission in mid-January. Two were shot up by Japanese fighters, but both managed to land safely. One was written off due to battle damage and the other crash-landed on a beach. US-based B-24s entered combat service in 1942 when on 6 June, four B-24s from Hawaii staging through Midway Island attempted an attack on Wake Island, but were unable to find it. The B-24 came to dominate the heavy bombardment role in the Pacific because compared to the B-17, the B-24 was faster, had longer range, and could carry a ton more bombs. In the European and North Africa Theatres On 12 June 1942, 13 B-24s of the Halverson Project (HALPRO) flying from Egypt attacked the Axis-controlled oil fields and refineries around Ploiești, Romania. Within weeks, the First Provisional Bombardment Group formed from the remnants of the Halverson and China detachments. This unit then was formalized as the 376th Bombardment Group, Heavy and along with the 98th BG formed the nucleus of the IX Bomber Command of the Ninth Air Force, operating from Africa until absorbed into the Twelfth Air Force briefly, and then the Fifteenth Air Force, operating from Italy. The Ninth Air Force moved to England in late 1943. This was a major component of the USSTAF and took a major role in strategic bombing. Fifteen of the 15th AF's 21 bombardment groups flew B-24s 1st August 1943 Operation Tidal Wave: A group of 177 American B-24 Liberator bombers, with 1,726 total crew, departed from Libya to make the first bombing of the oil refineries at Ploieşti, Romania, the major supplier of fuel to Germany. The mission temporarily halted oil production, but 532 airmen and 54 of the planes were lost. After a 40% loss of production, the refineries would be repaired more quickly than projected.[1] Germany's Radio Reconnaissance Service had intercepted and decrypted the Allied messages about the raid and the departure from Libya, and anti-aircraft defenses were in place despite the low-level approach of the bombers.

Navigation
Page 1 of 2Page 1 .. Next


Liberator Aircraft Art Prints
Aviation Art Prints
Massive savings on this month's big offers including our BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offer on many prints and many others at HALF PRICE or with FREE PRINTS!
Many of our offers end in 8 hours, 57 minutes!
View our Special Offers

Motley Crew by Tim Fisher.


Motley Crew by Tim Fisher.

Depicting two B17s from 92nd bomb group having joined a lone B24 from 93rd. In the background, the distinctive triangles on the tails of the two aircraft denote membership to the 303rd BG.
Item Code : DHM0773Motley Crew by Tim Fisher. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)Artist : Tim FisherHalf
Price!
Now : £35.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)Artist : Tim Fisher£10 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
Now : £90.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Tim Fisher
(on separate certificate)
Half
Price!
Now : £250.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Tim Fisher
(on separate certificate)
Half
Price!
Now : £200.00

Quantity:


The Dragon and his Tail by Stan Stokes.


The Dragon and his Tail by Stan Stokes.

The only flyable B-24 Liberator aircraft in the world, serial no. 44-44052 is the aircraft owned and operated by the Collings Foundation, and named after The Dragon and His Tail, a lavishly decorated B-24 that flew in the Pacific during WW II. The B-24 did not get the attention or fame of the B-17 either during or after the War. With longer range and bigger bomb loads than the B-17 the B-24s were generally based far from London. As a result, most war correspondents looked for stories at the B-17 fields and avoided the long treks to the B-24 fields. The B-17 also looked more modern and more powerful, although this was not an accurate assessment. The B-24 that has been restored by the Collings Foundation was built in August 1944 by Consolidated Aircraft at the companys huge Ft. Worth assembly plant. Originally delivered to the USAAF the aircraft was shortly transferred to the Royal Air Force. Under British Flag the plane saw combat service in the Pacific in operations ranging from anti.........


More Text...
Item Code : STK0085The Dragon and his Tail by Stan Stokes. - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 4750 prints.
Full Item Details
Print size 16 inches x 11.5 inches (41cm x 30cm) Supplied with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.Artist : Stan Stokes£10 Off!Now : £28.00

Quantity:
PRINT Limited edition of 100 giclee art prints.
Full Item Details
Size 21 inches x 14 inches (53cm x 36cm)Artist : Stan Stokes£109.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 100 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 45 inches x 30 inches (114cm x 76cm)none£624.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 100 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)none£484.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 100 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 27 inches x 18 inches (69cm x 46cm)none£294.00

Quantity:


Thundering Home by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)


Thundering Home by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

When the U.S. Air Forces arrived in Europe in 1942 it was the beginning of a three year aerial campaign, the scale of which had never been seen before, nor since. The 8th, 9th, 12th and 15th Air Forces constituted the mightiest aerial armada in history. With outstanding leadership and sustained courage, they blazed a trail of glory across the skies of war-torn Europe that today is legend. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Air Forces campaign in Europe, the talented aviation artist Nicolas Trudgian has painted a spectacular canvas, bringing to life the men and machines of that epoc-making era, half a century ago. Set in a dramatic and powerful evening sky, B-17 Fortresses come thundering home after a mid over enemy territory. Joining the formation are a pair of B-24 Liberators which have become separated from their own group, and P-51 fighters fly in close escort for the perilous journey home. Aboard the aircraft, pilots and gunners scan the horizon for .........


More Text...
Item Code : DHM2667Thundering Home by Nicolas Trudgian. (B) - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Limited edition of publishers proofs.
Full Item Details
Paper size 30.5 inches x 23 inches (77cm x 58cm) Davis, Ben
Wright, Hugh L
Brown, Al
McColpin, Carroll W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £205
£100 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £380.00

Quantity:
EX-DISPLAY
PRINT
**Limited edition of publishers proofs. (One print reduced to clear)
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 30.5 inches x 23 inches (77cm x 58cm) Davis, Ben
Wright, Hugh L
Brown, Al
McColpin, Carroll W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £205
£175 Off!Now : £185.00

Quantity:
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR DISCOUNT PRINT PACKS!

Buy With :
Safe Pastures by Mark Postlethwaite.
for £360 -
Save £260


Savage Skies by Robert Taylor.


Savage Skies by Robert Taylor.

The weather on the morning of 31 December, 1944 was already unpleasant. In the Ardennes, hard-pressed German troops were battling Allied ground forces advancing through several inches of snow. Above, darkening skies heralded the arrival of more snow. At 10.45am, in deteriorating weather, a battle formation of 30 Fw190D fighters climbed out of Varrelbusch and headed south over the snowcovered landscape. Under the command of 12./JG54 Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Hans Dortenmann, and initially tasked to provide air cover to their beleaguered comrades below, the group was re-assigned to intercept enemy aircraft in the region of Limburg almost immediately the pilots were airborne. Flying south they ran directly into the oncoming weather, and with visibility dangerously reduced, Dortenmann elected to climb through the solid cloud into clear air. As the Fw190s broke cloud above the area of Koblenz they sighted a formation of nine 2nd Air Division B-24 Liberators and formed up for an attack. Some 60.........


More Text...
Item Code : DHM2590Savage Skies by Robert Taylor. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Fighter Pilots Edition : Signed limited edition of 400 prints.
Full Item Details
Print paper size 35 inches x 23.5 inches (89cm x 60cm) Rudorffer, Erich
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard
Hannig, Norbert
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £135
£60 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £200.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Signed limited edition of 25 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Print paper size 35 inches x 23.5 inches (89cm x 60cm) Broch, Hugo
Koller, Herbert
Drees, Gustav
Schleinhage, Hermann
Biel, Albert Bert
Ford, G W
Rudorffer, Erich
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard
Hannig, Norbert
Clingan, Wilbur
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £425
£60 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £395.00

Quantity:
PRINT Green Hearts Proof Edition : Signed limited edition of 350 prints.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Print paper size 35 inches x 23.5 inches (89cm x 60cm) Broch, Hugo
Koller, Herbert
Drees, Gustav
Schleinhage, Hermann
Biel, Albert Bert
Ford, G W
Rudorffer, Erich
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard
Hannig, Norbert
Clingan, Wilbur
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £425
£60 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £260.00

Quantity:
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR DISCOUNT PRINT PACKS!

Buy With :
Winter Combat by Nicolas Trudgian.
for £330 -
Save £220

Buy With :
Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman.
for £240 -
Save £140


Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian.


Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian.

Returning from a dogfight raid over Germany, B-24s of 93rd Bomb Group fly low over an East Anglian fishing village on Britains east coast.
Item Code : DHM2030Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 1000 prints.
Full Item Details
Paper size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm) Ardrey, Philip
Brooks, John
Cameron, William R
Shower, Albert
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £150
£50 Off!
+ Free
Shipping!

Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £150.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Paper size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm) Ardrey, Philip
Brooks, John
Cameron, William R
Shower, Albert
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £150
£70 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £170.00

Quantity:
SPECIAL
PROMOTION
Signed limited edition of 1000 prints.
Full Item Details
Paper size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm) Ardrey, Philip
Brooks, John
Cameron, William R
Shower, Albert
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £150

B.O.G.O.F.
Now : £250.00

Quantity:
PRINT**Signed limited edition of 1000 prints. (Two prints reduced to clear)
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm) Ardrey, Philip
Brooks, John
Cameron, William R
Shower, Albert
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £150
Half
Price!
Now : £100.00

Quantity:
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR DISCOUNT PRINT PACKS!

Buy With :
End Game by Nicolas Trudgian.
for £250 -
Save £230


Tail End Charlie by Stan Stokes.


Tail End Charlie by Stan Stokes.

E.W. Bruce was a B-24 Liberator commander with the 704th Bomb Squadron, of the 446th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force. His squadron was based at Bungay in East Anglia. On the morning of January 29, 1944 a hush falls over the bomb crews in Bruces squadron as the intelligence officer unveils the mission map for the days activities. An all out maximum force raid on Frankfurt. When formation positions are assigned the tail-end-charlie spot goes to Bruce piloting the Hula Wahine. Low clouds are expected at 5000 feet, and the bombing run will most likely be made with radar. Hopefully the weather will keep the Lufwaffes fighters on the ground. Bruces group is at the end of the formation, so he is the last plane of several hundred on the bomb run. The group increases air speed and altitude as it approaches Frankfurt. Within minutes of the target Bruces B-24 loses the supercharger on its No.2 engine. They begin to trail the formation and lose altitude. Suddenly the supercharger fails on the .........


More Text...
Item Code : STK0104Tail End Charlie by Stan Stokes. - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 500 prints.
Full Item Details
Size 22 inches x 18 inches (56cm x 46cm) Bruce, Ernest
+ Artist : Stan Stokes


Signature(s) value alone : £30
£94.00

Quantity:


Too Little Too Late by Stan Stokes.


Too Little Too Late by Stan Stokes.

Heinz Bar joined JG 51 in 1939 as a non-officer pilot. By August of 1940 he had become the highest scoring non-officer pilot in the Luftwaffe. Although shot down once during the Battle of Britain, Bar survived, and was later transferred to the Eastern Front. He received his commission and by the end of 1941 had chalked up 91 victories. By mid-1942, with 113 victories, he was promoted to Hauptman and made Group Commander of I/JG 77. Flying out of Sicily he participated in the siege of Malta, and later was shifted to North Africa where he obtained another 61 victories. With his health suffering, Heinz was reassigned to Germany, where he flew interception missions against the steady onslaught of Eighth Air Force bombers. With his victory total at 202, Bar was put in command of JG 3 and later III/EJG2, a unit equipped with the Me-262 jet fighter. He obtained 16 victories in March and April of 1945 while piloting the 262, making him the top jet ace of WW II. His record for victories in a j.........


More Text...
Item Code : STK0100Too Little Too Late by Stan Stokes. - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 4750 prints.
Full Item Details
Print size 16 inches x 11.5 inches (41cm x 30cm) Supplied with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.Artist : Stan Stokes£10 Off!Now : £27.00

Quantity:
PRINT Limited edition of 100 giclee art prints.
Full Item Details
Size 21 inches x 14 inches (53cm x 36cm)Artist : Stan Stokes£109.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 100 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 27 inches x 18 inches (69cm x 46cm) none£294.00

Quantity:
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR DISCOUNT PRINT PACKS!

Buy With :
Defence of the Reich by Keith Woodcock.
for £37 -
Save £20


The Long Patrol by Ivan Berryman.


The Long Patrol by Ivan Berryman.

When the RAF took delivery of their first Consolidated B.24 Liberators in 1941, aerial cover for trans-Atlantic convoys was strengthened, affording these brave merchant ships a modicum of protection as they forged their slow passage from the US to Britain with vital supplies. 120 Sqn was immediately pressed into this role from their initial base at Nutts Corner in Northern Ireland, before moving to Ballykelly and Reykjavik in Iceland as the U-Boat threat increased. The example shown is a Liberator V of RAF Coastal Command.
Item Code : B0436The Long Patrol by Ivan Berryman. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINTSigned limited edition of 30 prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm) Brown, Eric Winkle
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman


Signature(s) value alone : £45
£20 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
Now : £60.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 20 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm) Brown, Eric Winkle
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman


Signature(s) value alone : £45
£25 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
Now : £80.00

Quantity:
PRINTPresentation edition of 2 prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman£300.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 10 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 16 inches x 10 inches (41cm x 25cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman
(on separate certificate)
£100 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £200.00

Quantity:
ORIGINAL
ACRYLIC
Original acrylic painting by Ivan Berryman.
Full Item Details
Size 13 inches x 9 inches (33cm x 23cm)Artist : Ivan BerrymanHalf
Price!
£550 Off!
Now : £550.00

Quantity:


To Hell and Back - Operation Tidal Wave by Anthony Saunders.


To Hell and Back - Operation Tidal Wave by Anthony Saunders.

Flying at low-level over the Astra Romana oil refinery, Lt James Merrick of the 98th Bomb Group powers his B-24 'Lil De-icer' through the pall of burning debris as time-delayed bombs, dropped in error by a previous Group, explode beneath them. With any hope of surprise now lost, and taking heavy losses in the process, the crews of the 98th bravely hold their bombers on course. Allied planners knew that just over a third of all Germany's oil came from a single source - the oil fields at Ploesti, far to the east of deepest Romania. If the oilfields and refineries at Ploesti could be destroyed, then Hitler's armies would be dealt a savage blow from which they might never recover.


More Text...
Item Code : DHM6411To Hell and Back - Operation Tidal Wave by Anthony Saunders. - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINTSigned limited edition of 350 prints.
Full Item Details
Paper size 30.5 inches x 23.5 inches (78cm x 60cm) Image size 24 inches x 16 inches (61cm x 41cm) Cavit, Charles D
Opsata, Andrew W
Tuttle, Richard E
+ Artist : Anthony Saunders


Signature(s) value alone : £60
£50 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £110.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 25 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Paper size 30.5 inches x 23.5 inches (78cm x 60cm) Image size 24 inches x 16 inches (61cm x 41cm) Cavit, Charles D
Opsata, Andrew W
Tuttle, Richard E
+ Artist : Anthony Saunders


Signature(s) value alone : £60
£50 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £145.00

Quantity:
REMARQUELimited edition of 25 remarques.
Full Item Details
Paper size 30.5 inches x 23.5 inches (78cm x 60cm) Image size 24 inches x 16 inches (61cm x 41cm) Cavit, Charles D
Opsata, Andrew W
Tuttle, Richard E
+ Artist : Anthony Saunders


Signature(s) value alone : £60
£50 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £300.00

Quantity:
REMARQUELimited edition of 10 double remarques.
Full Item Details
Paper size 30.5 inches x 23.5 inches (78cm x 60cm) Image size 24 inches x 16 inches (61cm x 41cm) Cavit, Charles D
Opsata, Andrew W
Tuttle, Richard E
+ Artist : Anthony Saunders


Signature(s) value alone : £60
£50 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £475.00

Quantity:


Hostile Sky by Robert Taylor


Hostile Sky by Robert Taylor

A B-24 has been hit and is losing touch with the main bomber formation, as Luftwaffe pilots concentrated their attentions on the unfortunate aircraft. Two Fw190s, are zooming up for the kill on the damaged B-24. Seeing the desperate situation, a P-38 escort pilot has made a head-on attack, splitting the pair of Fw190s, and thwarting their attempt to finish off the B-24. Another P-38, aware of the situation, is turning into the path of the Fw190s, and Robert makes it clear in his dramatic portrayal that the action has some way to go before any conclusion will be reached.
Item Code : DHM2085Hostile Sky by Robert Taylor - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINTSigned limited edition of 1250 prints.
Full Item Details
Paper size 33 inches x 25 inches (84cm x 64cm) Only one available. Grislawski, Alfred
Brown, Gerald
Lowell, John
Schack, Gunther
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £190
Free
Shipping!
SOLD
OUT
NOT
AVAILABLE
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 125 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Paper size 33 inches x 25 inches (84cm x 64cm) Grislawski, Alfred
Brown, Gerald
Lowell, John
Schack, Gunther
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £190
Free
Shipping!
Now : £395.00

Quantity:


Me262 1As of 3rd Gruppe JG7 by Randall Wilson. (GL)


Me262 1As of 3rd Gruppe JG7 by Randall Wilson. (GL)

After firing their RM4 rockets against B24s of 448 BG, Lt. Fritz Muller (white 7) and wingman Lt. Fredrich W Shenk break hard right to go around again.
Item Code : DHM1616Me262 1As of 3rd Gruppe JG7 by Randall Wilson. (GL) - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of up to 50 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Randall Wilson
(on separate certificate)
Half
Price!
Now : £300.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of up to 50 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Randall Wilson
(on separate certificate)
Half
Price!
Now : £250.00

Quantity:


B-24 Liberator by Nicolas Trudgian.


B-24 Liberator by Nicolas Trudgian.

Part of a small print series of six American WW2 aircraft, signed by some of the great American pilots, some no longer with us. Cranston Fine Arts have purchased the last remaining stocks of this aviation series.


More Text...
Item Code : DHM2653B-24 Liberator by Nicolas Trudgian. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 450 prints.
Full Item Details
Paper size 11.5 inches x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm) Butler, J Richard
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £45
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£55.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Paper size 11.5 inches x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm) Butler, J Richard
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £45
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£60.00

Quantity:
PRESENTATION Liberator Crew Presentation edition of 2 prints.
Full Item Details
Paper size 11.5 inches x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm) Butler, J Richard
Brandon, William H (matted)
Cameron, William R (matted)
Hughes, Charles E (matted)
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £150
£230.00

Quantity:
EX-DISPLAY
PRINT
**Signed limited edition of 450 prints. (One print reduced to clear)
Full Item Details
Paper size 11.5 inches x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm) Butler, J Richard
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £45
£55.00

Quantity:


Help for the Straggler by Keith Aspinall.


Help for the Straggler by Keith Aspinall.

P-51 Mustangs come to the aid of a damaged and struggling B-24 Liberator as Luftwaffe fighters make an attack.


More Text...
Item Code : KA0031Help for the Straggler by Keith Aspinall. - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINTOpen edition prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 14.5 inches x 12 inches (37cm x 31cm)noneAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£20.00

Quantity:


The Defence of Napoli by Ivan Berryman.


The Defence of Napoli by Ivan Berryman.

The Spring of 1943 saw intense bombing raids on the Italian port city of Naples by American B.24s and the Italian pilots responded with spirited attacks on the Liberators, flying from their nearby base of Capodichino. Just entering service with 22° Gruppo was the new Reggiane Re.2005 fighter, one of which can be seen here rolling away after a head-on attack on the bomber formation. A 22° Gruppo Macchi 202 has just damaged a B.24 in the distance.


More Text...
Item Code : DHM6251The Defence of Napoli by Ivan Berryman. - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINTLimited edition of 30 giclee prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm)Artist : Ivan BerrymanAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£95.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 20 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm)Artist : Ivan BerrymanAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£120.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Large Size Limited edition of 5 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Image size 26 inches x 19.5 inches (66cm x 50cm)Artist : Ivan BerrymanAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£200.00

Quantity:
PRINTLarge Size Limited edition of 10 giclee prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 26 inches x 19.5 inches (66cm x 50cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman£10 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
Now : £145.00

Quantity:
PRESENTATIONLiberator Crew Presentation edition of 2 prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm) Butler, J Richard (matted)
Brandon, William H (matted)
Cameron, William R (matted)
Hughes, Charles E (matted)
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman


Signature(s) value alone : £145
£300.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of up to 10 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman
(on separate certificate)
Half
Price!
Now : £300.00

Quantity:
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of up to 10 giclee canvas prints.
Full Item Details
Size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman
(on separate certificate)
Half
Price!
Now : £250.00

Quantity:
ORIGINAL
PAINTING
Original oil on canvas painting by Ivan Berryman.
Full Item Details
Size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Ivan BerrymanSOLD
OUT
NOT
AVAILABLE


Safe by Keith Woodcock.


Safe by Keith Woodcock.

Ground crew rush to the assistance of an 8th Airforce Consolidated B24D Liberator as it slides to a halt after an emergency landing at an English airfield following damage sustained during a mission over Germany.

This picture won Best Painting at The American Society of Aviation Artists in 1998.


More Text...
Item Code : DHM2406Safe by Keith Woodcock. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINTSigned limited edition of 350 prints.
Full Item Details
Image size 23 inches x 11 inches (58cm x 28cm) Vickers, Robert
+ Artist : Keith Woodcock


Signature(s) value alone : £35
£20 Off!Now : £80.00

Quantity:


Battle of the Atlantic by Richard Ward


Battle of the Atlantic by Richard Ward

Item Code : B0092Battle of the Atlantic by Richard Ward - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINTLimited edition of 300 prints, with printed signature.
Full Item Details
Image size 8 inches x 5 inches (20cm x 13cm)noneAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£14.00

Quantity:


End Game by Nicolas Trudgian.


End Game by Nicolas Trudgian.

For bomber crews, any daylight-bombing mission almost certainly meant combat. If it werent the attentions of determined Luftwaffe fighter pilots, it would be an aerial carpet of flak that welcomed the bombers en route to the target - and again on the journey home. On most missions the Eighth Air Force aircrews had to contend with both. Enduring up to ten hours of concentrated flying under cramped conditions, extreme cold, with the constant noise and vibration produced by four powerful engines, made every mission uncomfortable enough without being shot at. But the USAAF aircrews confronted the odds - a one in three chance of completing a 25-mission tour of operations - cheerfully and with gallant resolve. Playing a major role in the great raids on Germany and other targets in occupied Europe from early in 1944, equipped with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator, the USAAF Second Air Division flew no fewer than 95,048 sorties. Based in Norfolk, England, the crews also attacked targets far di.........


More Text...
Item Code : DHM2261End Game by Nicolas Trudgian. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 600 prints.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm) Swain, Vernon R
Hammond, George E
Morse, Perry
Dyke, James P
Booth, Charles H
Dubowsky, Robert
Lundy, C W Will
Jones, Everett R
Butler, J Richard
Geppelt, Elmo W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £355
£120 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £160.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 25 artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm) Swain, Vernon R
Hammond, George E
Morse, Perry
Dyke, James P
Booth, Charles H
Dubowsky, Robert
Lundy, C W Will
Jones, Everett R
Butler, J Richard
Geppelt, Elmo W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £355
£35 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
Now : £250.00

Quantity:
PRINT Limited edition of 25 remarques.
Full Item Details
Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm) Swain, Vernon R
Hammond, George E
Morse, Perry
Dyke, James P
Booth, Charles H
Dubowsky, Robert
Lundy, C W Will
Jones, Everett R
Butler, J Richard
Geppelt, Elmo W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £355
SOLD
OUT
NOT
AVAILABLE
PRINT Limited edition of 75 publishers proofs.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm) Swain, Vernon R
Hammond, George E
Morse, Perry
Dyke, James P
Booth, Charles H
Dubowsky, Robert
Lundy, C W Will
Jones, Everett R
Butler, J Richard
Geppelt, Elmo W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £355
£20 Off!
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
Now : £220.00

Quantity:
FLYERPromotional Flyer
Full Item Details
A4 Size Double Sheet 11.5 inches x 8 inches (30m x 21cm)noneAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£2.00

Quantity:
SPECIAL
PROMOTION
Signed limited edition of 600 prints.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm) Swain, Vernon R
Hammond, George E
Morse, Perry
Dyke, James P
Booth, Charles H
Dubowsky, Robert
Lundy, C W Will
Jones, Everett R
Butler, J Richard
Geppelt, Elmo W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £355

B.O.G.O.F.
Now : £230.00

Quantity:
EX-DISPLAY
PRINT
** (Ex Display) Signed limited edition of 600 prints. (Two copies reduced to clear)
Full Item Details
Image size 28 inches x 16 inches (71cm x 41cm) Swain, Vernon R
Hammond, George E
Morse, Perry
Dyke, James P
Booth, Charles H
Dubowsky, Robert
Lundy, C W Will
Jones, Everett R
Butler, J Richard
Geppelt, Elmo W
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £355
SOLD
OUT
NOT
AVAILABLE
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR DISCOUNT PRINT PACKS!

Buy With :
Defenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian. (B)
for £215 -
Save £260

Buy With :
Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian.
for £250 -
Save £230

Buy With :
Defenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian. (B)
for £230 -
Save £205


Liberators by Stan Stokes.


Liberators by Stan Stokes.

In 1938 Consolidated Aircraft was asked by the USAAC to join in production of Americas only long range 4-engine bomber, the Boeing B-17. However, Mack Laddon, the companys Chief design engineer, convinced the Army that an alternative design, incorporating the high aspect ratio wing design of David Davis, would result in a long range heavy bomber superior to the Boeing B-17. The Army Air Corps contracted with Consolidated to build seven prototypes and these were delivered in 1940 for service trials. Consolidated Aircraft had substantial experience in producing long range flying boats, most notable of which was the PBY Catalina. The B-24 incorporated the distinctive twin tailed design of Consolidateds flying boats, and relative to the older but sleeker B-17 was quite an ugly duckling. Despite its deceiving appearance, the B-24 was produced in greater numbers (18,000) than any other American aircraft during WW II, and proved through experience to be one of the most versatile of all Alli.........


More Text...
Item Code : STK0091Liberators by Stan Stokes. - Editions Available ***New Signatures !*** (April 2017)
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 4750 prints.
Full Item Details
Print size 16 inches x 11.5 inches (41cm x 30cm) Supplied with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.Artist : Stan Stokes£10 Off!Now : £28.00

Quantity:


Mustangs and Liberators by Richard Ward


Mustangs and Liberators by Richard Ward

B-24 Liberators with escorting P-51D Mustangs of the US 8th Air Force hit a communication centre. Due to the overwhelming air attacks by both Strategic and Tactical Air Forces, German gunners had run out of ammunition by noon in many strongpoints.
Item Code : B0091Mustangs and Liberators by Richard Ward - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Limited edition of 300 prints, with printed signature.
Full Item Details
Image size 8 inches x 5 inches (20cm x 13cm)noneAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£14.00

Quantity:


Operation Tidal Wave by Nicolas Trudgian.


Operation Tidal Wave by Nicolas Trudgian.

At first light on August 1st, 1943 a force of 178 B-24 Liberator bombers lifted off dusty airstrips in the Libyan desert. They were to fly a 2000 mile round-trip deep into enemy territory, bomb a heavily defended target, and return to their North African base - without fighter escort. So began one of the bloodiest and heroic missions in the annals of aerial warfare. The target - the oil refineries at Ploesti. One third of Germany's petroleum products were supplied from Ploesti, situated deep in Rumania and well beyond the range of Allied bombers based in England. Deprived of this vital supply of fuel, Germany's mighty war machine would grind to a halt. The high command were aware of this and the installations at Ploesti were defended accordingly. To attack such a heavily defended target with the required degree of accuracy it was necessary to bomb from a perilously low level, a task for which the B-24 was notoriously unsuited. The mission called for inspired leadership.........


More Text...
Item Code : DHM2449Operation Tidal Wave by Nicolas Trudgian. - Editions Available
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 600 prints.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 30 inches x 23 inches (76cm x 58cm) Brandon, William H
Hughes, Charles E
Butler, J Richard
Cameron, William R
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £165
£80 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £140.00

Quantity:
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of artist proofs.
Full Item Details
Paper size 30 inches x 23 inches (76cm x 58cm) Brandon, William H
Hughes, Charles E
Butler, J Richard
Cameron, William R
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £165
£60 Off!
Supplied with one or more free art prints!
Now : £220.00

Quantity:
PRINT Limited edition of 125 publishers proofs.
Full Item Details
Paper size 30 inches x 23 inches (76cm x 58cm) Brandon, William H
Butler, J Richard
Cameron, William R
Hughes, Charles E
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £165
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£180.00

Quantity:
FLYERPromotional Flyer
Full Item Details
A5 Size Double Sheet 6 inches x 8 inches (15m x 21cm)noneAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£2.00

Quantity:
PRINT
(BORDER
DAMAGE)
Signed limited edition of 600 prints.
Full Item Details
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 30 inches x 23 inches (76cm x 58cm) Brandon, William H
Hughes, Charles E
Butler, J Richard
Cameron, William R
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : £165
£120 Off!Now : £100.00
Better Than
Half Price!

Quantity:


Navigation
Page 1 of 2Page 1 .. Next


Signatures for : Liberator
A list of all signatures from our database who are associated with this aircraft. A profile page is available by clicking their name.
NameInfo

Jim Auton MBE
Click the name above to see prints signed by Jim Auton MBE
Jim Auton MBE

Nav/Air Bomber on Liberators based in Italy. Took part in the air bridge to Warsaw, Poland. Bombed the Ploesti, Rumanian oilfields.



Warrant Officer Bill Bailey
Click the name above to see prints signed by Warrant Officer Bill Bailey
Warrant Officer Bill Bailey

Bill completed a full tour with 31 SAAF Squadron. As a Rear Gunner on Liberators based in Italy, he saw action over the Balkans, Austria and Southern Germany and also took part in the air supply to the partisans during the Warsaw uprising.



S/Sgt Frederick C Chevalier
Click the name above to see prints signed by S/Sgt Frederick C Chevalier
S/Sgt Frederick C Chevalier

Born in Marshall, Texas in 1920, Frederick Chevalier graduated from Marshall High School in 1938. He registered for the draft in October of 1941, and attained a high enough score on his General Classification Test to choose his branch of service. He chose the Army Air Corp. After completing basic training at Sheppard Field, Texas, Chevalier received advance training at Chanute and Boca Raton. He served a stint as a Drill Instructor at Sheppard Field, Texas prior to attending Electronics and Radar School. Following completion of this school, he was sent to the Pacific aboard a tanker filled with 100-octane aviation gasoline. Not a pretty thought with Japanese submarines on the prowl. His job on board was as caretaker for a group of ten P-38s and P-61s being transported into combat. He had to maintain the waterproofing on these aircraft, which was a time consuming job given the storms they encountered on route. Chevalier finally arrived in New Guninea and reported to the replacement depot there. He was assigned to the 90th Bomb Group Jolly Rogers, and he flew fifteen missions with this unit in their B-24s. He was then transferred to the 312 h Bomb Group where he would serve as a Radar Countermeasures Operator. Chevalier was on board the Hobo Queen, a B-32 Dominator, which came under attack of August 18, 1945. Two aircraft, the Hobo Queen and the Hobo Queen 11 were jumped by more that a dozen Japanese fighters while flying photoreconnaissance over Tokyo. The Hobo Queen took the worst of the attack, and lost Sgt. Marchione During the attack the Hobo Queen went into a power dive. After leveling out from the dive, the aircraft commander asked Chevalier to shut down his radar counter measures equipment and tend to the injuries of S/Sgt Lacharite who was wounded during the attack. During the long flight back to Okinawa Chevalier would loosen the tourniquet on Lacharites leg every 15 minutes to allow some blood to flow. Arriving back at Okinawa the commander of the Hobo Queen was unable to bank the aircraft because of a feathered prop. Despite these problems they landed without incident. After leaving the Army Air Corps Fredericks civilian career focused around electrical contracting and the electrical power industry. He retired from Southwestern Electrical Power Company in May of 1982. He resides in Shreveport, Louisiana with his wife of fifty-three years, the former Wilma Sampson. Frederick has two children, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.



Miss Lettice Curtis
Click the name above to see prints signed by Miss Lettice Curtis
Miss Lettice Curtis

Joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in July 1940 having been taken on to ferry Tiger Moths. Although we were later allowed to ferry other training types such as Oxfords and Masters, it was not until the autumn of 1941 that women were allowed to fly operational aircraft types. I flew my first Hurricane in August 1941 and my first Spitfire a couple of weeks later. After a brief course on a Blenheim I was cleared to fly without any further training, twin-engine bombers up to the Wellington. In November 1943 I was sent on a Halifax course, which due to unserviceability and bad weather closed, restarting in February 1943 at Pocklington where I was cleared for ferrying Halifaxes. After that without further training, I ferried Lancasters and over 100 Stirlings. In November 1945 I ferried 14 Liberators.



Lieutenant Colonel Robert W Dees
Click the name or photo above to see prints signed by Lieutenant Colonel Robert W Dees
Lieutenant Colonel Robert W Dees

'Bob' Dees originally joined the Army Corps of Engineers in 1941 but transferred to the Air Corps for pilot training in Jan 1943. Assigned to the 4th and then 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Bob flew the South Atlantic route to Mendlesham, England, in early 1944 and was soon in the thick of the action on operations against military and industrial targets in Germany and occupied Europe. He flew the first of his 31 combat missions on 24th May 1944, flying the B24, before the 34th converted to B-17 Flying Fortresses on which he finished his tour. He had flown 31 combat missions, 14 of which were as lead crew pilot. Bob Dees was awarded the Air Medal with five Oak clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.



Flying Officer Jack Easter
Click the name above to see prints signed by Flying Officer Jack Easter
Flying Officer Jack Easter

Joining the RAF in 1940 he was a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner on both Halifaxes and Liberators with 148 Sqn which served on Special Duties carrying out supply drops and pick-up missions to resistance groups. Before leaving the RAF in December 1945 he had completed 75 Operations and over 500 hours of flying.



USAF Colonel Travis Hoover
Click the name or photo above to see prints signed by USAF Colonel Travis Hoover

17 / 1 / 2004Died : 17 / 1 / 2004
USAF Colonel Travis Hoover

Travis Hoover was born September 21, 1917 at Melrose, New Mexico. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in Riverside, California in 1938. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1938, and became a Flying Cadet in the Regular Army in 1939. By May of 1940 Hoover had earned his wings and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. He was selected to participate in the first bombing raid on Tokyo in 1942, which was both planned and lead by Jimmy Doolittle. Hoover piloted the second B-25 off the Homet's deck and caught up with the aircraft piloted by Doolittle. They attacked Tokyo together. This was the first strike back against the Japanese homeland and occurred only four months following the Pearl Harbor raid. Hoover's B-25 headed west towards China following the attack, and as they reached the Chinese coast they ran out of fuel. They made a forced landing in Japanese occupied territory. They were able to evade the Japanese forces for several days, and eventually they contacted a Chinese student, Tung Sheng Lin, who guided Hoover's crew to safety. Undoubtedly Tung Sheng Lin's courage and valor, and his utter disregard for his own safety, prevented Hoover's crew from being captured and executed. Hoover made it back to America, and he continued to serve his country. He flew B-25s and B-24s out of England, North Africa, and Italy from September of 1942 until May of 1944. He then volunteered to fly P-38 Lightnings in the fighter and dive bomber roles in Italy for another few months. He flew a total of 73 combat missions in WW 11. Later in the War, Hoover instructed in air operations at the Command and General Staff School at Leavenworth, Kansas. His peacetime overseas service included tours in both Okinawa and Turkey. In 1949 he earned his B.A. degree from the University of California. Stateside assignments included Kansas, Washington, D.C., California, Texas, and Mississippi. He completed enough flying hours to earn his command pilot's wings. Travis retired from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel. His numerous decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leak Cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A V' Grade. Retiring in 1969 to San Antonio, Texas, Col. Hoover currently resides in Joplin, Missouri. Travis Hoover passed away 17th January 2004.



Brigadier General Henry Huglin
Click the name above to see prints signed by or with the mounted signature of Brigadier General Henry Huglin

10 / 12 / 2005Died : 10 / 12 / 2005
Brigadier General Henry Huglin

Henry Huglin was Born in Iowa, in 1915. After being director of B-24 training, in 1944 Henry Huglin became deputy group commander of the 9th Bombardment Group at McCook, Nebraska, which in that year was organized and trained as a B-29 Group. In February 1945 he accompanied the group in its overseas deployment to Tinian in the Marianas Islands where it became part of the 20th Air Force conducting the strategic air campaign against Japan. In March 1945 he became group commander and remained as the group commander through the end of World War II six months later. During this period, he led his Group on 17 of their 75 bombing and mining missions (comprising more than 2,000 sorties of 3,000 miles each) in the war against Japan, including participating in the first low-level fire raid on Tokyo March 5, 1945. Promoted to Colonel in June 1945, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster and the Bronze Star. After the end of World War II, Colonel Huglin served as chief of the Operations Branch in the U.S. Strategic Air Force Headquarters on Guam, a month with Headquarters, Far East Air Forces in the Philippines, a year as chief of staff of the 308th Bomb Wing in Korea, and seven months as commanding officer of Nagoya Air Base, Japan. In January of 1948, Colonel Huglin reported to Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon where he served until October of that year as chief of the Personnel Statistics Division, Office of the Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. On the 10th of June 1959, Colonel Huglin was promoted to Brigadier Generaland became deputy U.S. representative to the NATO Military Committee and Standing Group, Nov. 1, 1959. Sadly Brigadier General Huglin died on the 10th of December 2005.



Group Captain Brian Kingcome DSO DFC
Click the name above to see prints signed by or with the mounted signature of Group Captain Brian Kingcome DSO DFC

1994Died : 1994
Group Captain Brian Kingcome DSO DFC

Brian Fabris Kingcome was born in Calcutta on May 31st 1917. Brian Kingcome was educated at Bedford and in 1936 entered the RAF College, Cranwell. Soon after he began his pilot course he was seriously injured in a car accident and was told by the RAF medical board that he would never fly again as he was expected to suffer permanent double vision. But after months in hospital and with Brians strength of character he proved the board wrong. In 1938 he was posted to No 65, a biplane Gladiator fighter squadron based at Hornchurch. Brian Kingcome took part in the Battles of France and Dunkirk but transferred to 92 Squadron as a flight commander and flying Spitfires in May 1940 scoring his first victories in June 1940. Brian Kingcome became acting commanding officer during the latter stages of the Battle of Britain. During this time he and his pilots achieved the highest success rate of any squadron in the entire Battle of Britain. After being shot down by Me109s and wounded, he returned to active operations. In February 1942 he was posted to command 72 Squadron, followed by promotion to Wing Leader at Kenley. In May 1943 he was posted to lead 244 Wing in the Mediterranean during the invasion of Sicily. An Ace, Brian Kingcome flew Spitfires in combat continually until the end of 1944, his tally finishing at 8 and 3 shared destroyed, plus a score of probables and damaged. One of the prewar Cranwell elite, Brian Kingcome was to become one ofthe Second World Wars great fighter leaders, alongside such immortals as Douglas Bader, Bob Stanford Tuck and Johnnie Johnson. At the outbreak of war he was serving in 65 Squadron, but in May 1940 was posted to 92 Squadron as flight commander. On 25 May he shared a Do 17 and on 2 June destroyed two He l l Is and damaged a third. He shared a Ju 88 with two others on I0 July, and again on the 24th. On 9 September he probably destroyed a Bf 110 and two days later shot down a He 111. On the 14th he damaged another. He shot down a Bf 109 on the 23rd and next day probably destroyed another and damaged a Ju 88. Three days later he shared a Ju 88 again, damaged two others, probably destroyed a Do 17, and damaged one of these also. Around this time he was awarded a DFC for six victories, and on 11 October got a Bf 109 He claimed another next day, and also damaged one. In 1941 he became commanding officer, having frequently led the squadron. It will be noted that he claimed many probables and damaged during the Battle of Britain, and this was due to his view that it was more important to hit as many as possible than to try and confirm victories. On 16 June 1941 lie probably destroyed a Bf 109, and on 24 July shot one down. He was then rested until late in the year, when he was posted to command 72 Squadron, and in February 1942 gave escort cover to the Fleet Air Arm pilot Eugene Esmonde, who won the VC trying to attack German capital ships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and and the cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ with Swordfish during the Channel Dash. In atrocious weather Kingcome caught a fleeting glimpse of tbe Scharnhorst - Oh what a beautiful battleboat! he exclaimed, just as a shell made a hole the size of a dustbin lid in his port wing. During 1941 he received a Bar to his DFC, having brought his score to 10. He was promoted to lead the Kenley wing, and on 15 April 1942 damaged a Fw 190. He probably destroyed a Bf 109 on 28 May, and during the year was awarded a DSO, having added another victory to his score. In 1943 he was posted to North Africa to lead 244 Wing, and lead this for 18 months, becoming a Gp. Capt. after the invasion of Italy. By the end of his stay with the wing he had brought his score to 18, and was then posted as SASO of a Liberator group, and flew an operation as a waist gunner over northern Yugoslavia after taking up this appointment. Sadly Group Captain Brian Kingcome passed away aged 76 in 1994.



First Lieutenant Don Nielsen
Click the name above to see prints signed by First Lieutenant Don Nielsen
First Lieutenant Don Nielsen

A pilot with the 457th Bomb Group, Don Nielson had joined up in February 1943, originally training for combat flying on B24 Liberators. In November 1944 he was posted to England, joining the 751st Squadron, 457th Bomb Group at Glatton flying B17 Fortresses - first as co-pilot and then as First Pilot, undertaking the first combat mission of his tour on 12 December 1944. On 3 February 1945 he took part in the big raid on Berlin, which was the heaviest concentration on the German capital so far in the war, encountering some of the most intense and accurate flak ever experienced by the Eighth. During his tour Don took part in a total of 34 raids, all on B17s.



Colonel Albert Shower
Click the name or photo above to see prints signed by Colonel Albert Shower

15 / 10 / 2001Died : 15 / 10 / 2001
Colonel Albert Shower

Al Shower was the only Group Commander in the Eighth Air Force to bring a Group to the U.K. and to command it until the end of hostilities. His dedication and leadership on 30 missions, gave the 467th Bomber Group’s B-24s the best overall standing for bombing accuracy in the Eighth Air Force during World War II. Colonel Albert J Shower passed away on 15th October 2001.




Major Robert Simpson
Click the name above to see prints signed by Major Robert Simpson
Major Robert Simpson

Signing up in June 1941, Robert Simpson served both in Europe and the South Pacific. Initially with the 42nd Sqn, 11th B.G., 7th Air Force in the South Pacific, his first landing in a B17 was on a steel strip in a coconut grove. After participating in the bitter battles of the Solomons and at Guadalcanal, he transferred to Europe joining the 8th Air Force in England for the battle against Germany. During World War Two he flew both the B17 and B24.



Flight Lieutenant Robert Souter
Click the name or photo above to see prints signed by Flight Lieutenant Robert Souter
Flight Lieutenant Robert Souter

Robert Souter joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force in February 1941, and after training was posted in 1942 to the Middle East, joining No.108 Squadron then flying Wellingtons. He first flew operationally in June of that year, in the Western Desert campaign, and the last operation of his first tour was in Nov 1942 with the battle of El Alamein. After a period with No.26 OTUWing, Robert undertook a second tour - this time flying Lancasters with No.49 Squadron, up to the end of the war. He had completed a total of 47 operations by that time. After the war he flew Dakotas and Liberators with RAF Transport Command.




Major Robert W. Sternfels
Click the name or photo above to see prints signed by Major Robert W. Sternfels
Major Robert W. Sternfels

Pilot Bob Sternfels was posted to the 98th Bomb Group flying B24 Liberators, and by April 1943 was in Libya where he took part in the first big Ploesti raid on 1 August 1943, flying the much photographed B24 Sandman. Flying 50 combat missions, he later commanded his squadron out of Libya and Italy, including a big Ragensberg raid.



Colonel Robert Vickers
Click the name above to see prints signed by Colonel Robert Vickers

28 / 1 / 2010Died : 28 / 1 / 2010
Colonel Robert Vickers

Colonel Vickers graduated from high school in Fort Wayne, IN and enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Aviation Cadet in 1942. He entered pilot training in 1943, earning pilots wings and officer commission in 1944, subsequently training as a B-24 Liberator Bomber Pilot and aircrew commander. He was assigned combat crew duty with U.S. 8th Air Force, 392nd Bomb Group (B-24s) in Wendling, Norfolk, England in late 1944 and flew 30 combat missions over Nazi Germany. His aircraft was shot down while on a mission near Dresden, Germany on January 16, 1945. The crew bailed out over friendly front lines in the Battle of the Bulge area near Metz, France and behind the rear guard of General George Pattons 3rd Army. Colonel Vickers trained as a B-29 Superfortress Instructor Pilot for the Pacific Theatre as WW II closed. After 32 years of continuous active USAF duty he retired on May 1, 1975. Among the aircraft he piloted during his distinguished USAF career was the B-52, which now sits in the American Air Museum. Colonel Vickers was awarded Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal with multiple Oak Leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters; Presidential Unit Citations (392nd BG), WWII and SAC (28th BW), B-52 Cold War operations, Major Overseas War Campaign ribbons for European Theatre of Operations, WWII, w/ Battle Stars; Berlin Airlift; Korean and Vietnam conflicts. A decorated pilot, he amassed more than 10,000 flying hours, all in an Air Force bomber, including missions in Vietnam. Colonel Robert E Vickers Jr, passed away on January 28, 2010.




F/Lt Geoffrey Ware, DFC AE FCA
Click the name above to see prints signed by F/Lt Geoffrey Ware, DFC AE FCA
F/Lt Geoffrey Ware, DFC AE FCA

Started his RAF career in December 1940 at No 1 Receiving Wing Babbacombe, then No 4 Initial Training Wing at Paignton. A long wait in the Liverpool area during which it was sunbathing or fatigues, led to a five-week trip in convoy to South Africa. There followed an enthralling year in what was then Southern Rhodesia for Elementary Flying Training on Tiger Moths and Service Flying Training on Harvards leading to the award of Wings. Instead of being sent to the Middle East, as was normal, a fast, unescorted trip took a boatload of fledgling pilots and navigators back to the UK. It appeared that the strategy of the war had changed and the emphasis was then on the build up of Bomber Command and therefore he was converted to multi-engined aircraft on Oxfords at South Cerney and on Wellingtons at further conversion to Stirlings at Waterbeach, plus two further crew members (making a crew of seven) and on to an operational tour with XV Squadron at Bourn and the award of the WC. It may be appropriate here to mention that the navigator was Brian E.B. Harris, DFC who has provided pictures and information to the authors of Oxford's Own (a history of XV Squadron) and The Stirling. He has also produced a video tape called Remember The Stirling. Brian is now the Chairman of 7he Stirling Project' which is a charity devoted to trying to build a Stirling aircraft for display purposes. (for further details tel: 01483 892626) Following the appropriate training F/Lt Ware became an Instructor at an Operational Training Unit and was Mentioned in Dispatches. After the War was over he transferred to Transport Command and spent the rest of his time in the RAF flying Liberators, mostly empty, to Karachi, and returning with 26 passengers, mostly troops. It was not easy to give up flying completely and he remained with the RAFVR and the RAux AF until they closed down, as a relief from and transition to, training to be a Chartered Accountant.



Captain Rolland H Whited
Click the name or photo above to see prints signed by Captain Rolland H Whited
Captain Rolland H Whited

The Captain and pilot of the 34th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress Queenie, Rolland Whited arrived in England with the 391st Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group in April 1944. He flew his first combat mission on June 20th. A veteran of many heavy bombardment missions he flew on operations against Luftwaffe airfields, VI rocket sites, chemical plants and the railroad marshalling yards at Cologne and Ludwigshafen. After completing 26 missions on B24s, the 34th re-equipped with B17 Flying Fortresses. Rolland flew a further 8 missions on the B17, flying his final mission in January 1945. He holds the Air Medal with three Oak clusters in addition to the Distinguished Flying Cross.


Squadrons for : Liberator
A list of all squadrons from known to have used this aircraft. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
SquadronInfo

34th Bomb Group

Country : US

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of 34th Bomb Group
34th Bomb Group

Full profile not yet available.

No.102 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 9th August 1917
Fate : Disbanded 27th April 1963
Ceylon

Tentate et perficite - Attempt and achieve

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.102 Sqn RAF

No.102 Sqn RAF

No. 102 squadron was formed at Hingham in Norfolk in August 1917 and was equipped with FE2b and FE2ds and operated as a night bomber squadron. 102 squadron went to France and operated behind German lines with their main targets being railway stations, railway lines, and railway trains, specialising in night attacks. In March 1919 after the war had finished, 102 squadron returned to Britain and disbanded on the 3rd of July 1919. On the 1st of October 1935, 102 squadron was reformed at RAF Worthy Down with the role again as a night bomber squadron, initially using Handley Page Heyford aircraft. In October 1938, 102 Squadron became part of the newly formed No.4 group of Bomber Command based at RAF Driffield and was now equipped with the new Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber. 102 squadron dropped leaflets in the night from 4th to 5th September 1939 over Germany. The squadron spent six weeks on convoy escort duty under the command of Coastal Command from 1st September until 10th October 1940 flying from Prestwick. 102 Squadron returned to bomber command and soon after Leonard Cheshire won his DSO. On the night of 12th/13th November 1940, Whitley V P5005 found itself slightly off course above the primary target due to problems with the intercom. Changing instead to a secondary target, some railway marshalling yards near Cologne, Pilot Officer Leonard Cheshire suddenly felt his aircraft rocked by a series of violent explosions that caused a severe fire to break out in the fuselage, filling the cockpit with acrid black smoke. As DY-N plunged some 2,000 feet, Cheshire managed to regain control and the fire was eventually extinguished. For bringing his aircraft safely home to 102 Squadrons base after being airborne for eight and half hours, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. 102 Squadron continued for the next thirty-six months to fly night sorties (including the thousand bomber raids) over Germany. In 1944 the squadron attacked rail targets in France in preparation for the invasion. In February 1942 the squadron was adopted by the island of Ceylon, which paid for aircraft for use by the squadron. The squadron transferred to Transport Command on 8th March 1945 and in September 1945 re-equipped with Liberators. The squadrons main role was the return of troops and POWs back from India and it disbanded on the 28th of February 1946. No.102 Squadron used the following aircraft : Fe2b from August 1917 to July 1919. Handley Page Heyford from October 1935 to May 1939 - specifically Mk.II from October 1935 to April 1937 and Mk.III from December 1935 to May 1939. Armstrong Whitworth Whitley from October 1938 to February 1942, specifically Mk.IV from October 1938 to January 1940 and Mk.V from November 1939 to February 1942. Handley Page Halifax from December 1941 to September 1945, specifically Mk.II from December 1941 to May 1944, Mk.III from May 1944 to September 1945 and Mk.VI from July 1945 to September 1945. Consolidated Liberator Mks.VI and VIII from September 1945 February 1946. English Electric Canberra B.2 from October 1954 to August 1956.

No.104 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st September 1917
Fate : Disbanded 24th May 1963

Strike hard

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.104 Sqn RAF

No.104 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.120 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st January 1918

Endurance

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.120 Sqn RAF

No.120 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.148 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 10th February 1918
Fate : Disbanded 1st May 1965

Trusty

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.148 Sqn RAF

No.148 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.160 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st June 1918
Fate : Disbanded 30th September 1946

Api soya paragasamu - We seek and strike

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.160 Sqn RAF

No.160 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.203 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1918
Fate : Disbanded 31st December 1977

Occidens oriensque - West and east

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.203 Sqn RAF

No.203 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.206 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1918

Nihil nos effugit - Naught escapes us

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.206 Sqn RAF

No.206 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.220 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1918
Fate : Disbanded 10th July 1963

We observe unseen

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.220 Sqn RAF

No.220 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.223 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1918
Fate : Disbanded 23rd August 1963

Alae defendunt Africam - Wings defend Africa

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.223 Sqn RAF

No.223 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.224 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st April 1918
Fate : Disbanded 31st October 1966

Fedele all amico - Faithful to a freind

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.224 Sqn RAF

No.224 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.31 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 11th October 1915

In caelum indicum primus - First into Indian skies

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.31 Sqn RAF

No.31 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.311 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 29th July 1940
Fate : Disbanded 15th February 1946
Czech

Na mnozstui nehledte - Never regard their numbers

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.311 Sqn RAF

No.311 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.355 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 18th August 1943
Fate : Disbanded 31st May 1946

Liberamus per caerula - We liberate through tropical skies

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.355 Sqn RAF

No.355 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.358 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 8th November 1944
Fate : Disbanded 21st November 1945

Alere flamman - To feed the flame

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.358 Sqn RAF

No.358 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.423 Sqn RCAF

Country : Canada
Founded : 18th May 1942
Fate : Disbanded 3rd September 1945

Quaerimus et petimus - We search and strike

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.423 Sqn RCAF

No.423 Sqn RCAF

Formed at Oban on 18th May 1942 flying Sunderlands, the squadron moved to Lough Erne on 3rd November 1942. Later they re-equipped with Liberators at Bassingbourn and were part of Transport Command. This squadron and No.422 Sqn were the only Canadian squadrons to fly the Sunderland.

No.426 Sqn RCAF

Country : Canada
Founded : 15th October 1942
Fate : Disbanded 31st December 1945
Thunderbird

On wings of fire

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.426 Sqn RCAF

No.426 Sqn RCAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.53 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 15th May 1916
Fate : Disbanded 14th September 1976

United in effort

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.53 Sqn RAF

No.53 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.59 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 21st June 1916
Fate : Disbanded 4th January 1961

Ab uno disce omes - From one learn all

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.59 Sqn RAF

No.59 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

No.86 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st September 1917
Fate : Disbanded 25th April 1946

Ad libertates volamus - We fly to freedom

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of No.86 Sqn RAF

No.86 Sqn RAF

Full profile not yet available.

Aviation History Timeline : 28th June
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
28June1918Rene Montrion, a WW1 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
28June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O B. A. H. Hitchings of 3 Squadron, was Killed.
28June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. B. G. D. Gardner of 610 Squadron, was Killed.
28June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D.W. E. Chapple of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
28June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L. Hird of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
28June1942Generalleutnant Otto Hoffmann von Waldau of Fliegerführer Afrika was awarded the Knight's Cross
28June1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. S. Mallett of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
28June1944Wing Commander Andy Mackenzie of No.403 Sqn RCAF shot down a Fw190
28June1998Major General Marion Carl, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
28June1998Marion Carl, a WW2 Ace with 18.50 victories, died on this day
28June2006George Unwin, a WW2 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
28June2006Wing Commander George Grumpy Unwin, DSO, DFM*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
28June2008Squadron Leader Pat Carden DFC AE, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

This website is owned by Cranston Fine Arts.  Torwood House, Torwoodhill Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G848LE

Contact: Tel: (+44) (0) 1436 820269.  Fax: (+44) (0) 1436 820473. Email:



Subscribe to our newsletterReturn to Front Page