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Vickers Wellington Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders and Adrian Rigby. - Airforce-Art.com

AS0003C. Dawn Return by Anthony Saunders. <p> A Wellington returns low over the calm, dawn water of the North Sea, vainly struggling to maintain both height and speed. <b><p> Signed by Sqd Ldr Larry Lewis DFC DFM (deceased). <p> Lewis signature edition of 30 prints (Nos 1 - 30) from the signed limited edition of 50 prints. <p> Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)
LE627.  A Hard Lesson to Learn by Adrian Rigby. <p>On 18th December 1939, a force of Wellington bombers attacked naval targets on the German coast.  On the return journey, they were attacked by enemy fighters, for over half an hour, bringing down 7 of the 22 Wellingtons.  A further 5 would be forced to crash land in England.  One of the surviving aircraft was flown by Sergeant Frank Petts who, in a futile attempt to shake off his attacker, dived to sea level.  Despite sustaining considerable damage and with two of his crew wounded, he brought the bomber safely home.  The experience of the raid forced the RAF to switch to night-time sorties, bombers were clearly too vulnerable without fighter escort.  Six months later, during the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe would learn the same lesson. <p>Edition sold out at publisher - we have the last few copies available.<b><p>Signed by Air Commodore Wilf Burnett DSO OBE DFC AFC (deceased). <p>Signed limited edition of 295 prints. <p> Image size 10 inches x 20 inches (25cm x 51cm)

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Vickers Wellington Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders and Adrian Rigby.

PCK1562. Vickers Wellington Aircraft Prints by Anthony Saunders and Adrian Rigby.

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AS0003C. Dawn Return by Anthony Saunders.

A Wellington returns low over the calm, dawn water of the North Sea, vainly struggling to maintain both height and speed.

Signed by Sqd Ldr Larry Lewis DFC DFM (deceased).

Lewis signature edition of 30 prints (Nos 1 - 30) from the signed limited edition of 50 prints.

Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)


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LE627. A Hard Lesson to Learn by Adrian Rigby.

On 18th December 1939, a force of Wellington bombers attacked naval targets on the German coast. On the return journey, they were attacked by enemy fighters, for over half an hour, bringing down 7 of the 22 Wellingtons. A further 5 would be forced to crash land in England. One of the surviving aircraft was flown by Sergeant Frank Petts who, in a futile attempt to shake off his attacker, dived to sea level. Despite sustaining considerable damage and with two of his crew wounded, he brought the bomber safely home. The experience of the raid forced the RAF to switch to night-time sorties, bombers were clearly too vulnerable without fighter escort. Six months later, during the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe would learn the same lesson.

Edition sold out at publisher - we have the last few copies available.

Signed by Air Commodore Wilf Burnett DSO OBE DFC AFC (deceased).

Signed limited edition of 295 prints.

Image size 10 inches x 20 inches (25cm x 51cm)


Website Price: £ 190.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £270.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £80




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Aviation History Timeline : 18th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
18December1941Feldwebel Gerhard Kppen of 7./Jagdgeschwader 52 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1941Hauptmann Theodor Triebe of 1./Flak-Regiment 7 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1941Oberleutnant Matthias Schwegler of I./Kampfgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. M. Crook of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
18December1959Gerald Maxwell, a WW1 Ace with 21.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Hans Hahn, a WW2 Ace with 108.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Hans Rudel, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
18December1982Hans-Ulrich Rudel, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Knight's Cross recipient Hans-Ulrich Rudel of 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 died on this day
18December2007Lawrence ONeill, a WW2 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
18December2008Air Commodore Peter Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
18December2008Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. P. M. Brothers of 32 & 257 Squadrons, Passed away.
18December2008Peter Brothers, a WW2 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day

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