Wellington Bomber Prints.
DPK0279. Wellington Bomber Prints. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
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GC187. Overdue by Gerald Coulson.
The Vickers-Armstrong Wellington entered service life in the RAF in 1938 as a medium bomber. As the mainstay of the Bomber Command, it bore the initial brunt of the RAFs night offensive during 1940. Without the benefit of sophisticated navigation aids, the bomber crews had difficulty locating and hitting targets and also contending with rapidly improving German defences. The picture depicts an incident at sunrise on the morning of 26th July 1940. A Wellington 1c of 99 Squadron, based at Newmarket Heath, returns from a raid over Dortmund. An engine fails over the North Sea and the aircraft, captained by Squadron Leader Sarll, struggled almost to its home base and crashed just south of Cambridge. The crew survived.
Signed limited edition of 850 prints.
Image size 26 inches x 20 inches (66cm x 51cm)
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DHM2179. Wellington by Robert Taylor.
Published in 1980 this rare art print shows Wellingtons of 425 Squadron RCAF, with the aircraft KW - E and KW - N clearly shown. This superb prints carry the rare original signature of FLt/Lt Townsend who passed away in April 1991. These were the only prints he signed personally. 100 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, and 431 Squadrons were ordered on an attack at Mannheim. The crews were over the target at between 12,000 and 16,000 feet, releasing 118,000 lbs of high explosives and 91,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, bombing was accurate with severe damage being caused.
Wellington X HE-475 coded KW-E, failed to return from this operation :
Sgt P. Bujold RCAF, taken prisoner
Sgt W. Harris RAF, taken prisoner
P/O H. Gray RAF, killed
Sgt W. Redding RAAF, taken prisoner
F/Sgt J. Leblanc RCAF, killed.
Last 9 prints of this edition which is sold out at the publisher.
Signed by Flight Lieutenant Bill Townsend CGM DFM (deceased).
Signed edition of 1500 prints.
Paper size 24 inches x 20 inches (61cm x 51cm)
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B13. The Loch Ness Wellington by Ivan Berryman.
R-Robert was dramatically retrieved after nearly forty years on the bed of Loch Ness in Scotland. It is being restored at the Brooklands Museum.
Signed by Sir George Edwards,
Wing Commander Peter Berry DFC,
Signed limited editon prints.
Image size 22 inches x 15 inches (56cm x 38cm)
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GC602. Evening Departure by Gerald Coulson.
A pair of Wellington bombers of the Royal Air Force head out on a bombing mission.
Sold out at publisher. We have the last 120 remaining prints.
Open edition print.
Image size 30 inches x 22 inches (76cm x 56cm)
Website Price: £ 285.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £628.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £343
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