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Mosquito Aircraft Aviation Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
PCK1635. Mosquito Aircraft Aviation Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
DHM2090. Mosquito Into Attack by Robert Taylor.
Leonard Cheshire VC is one of the most outstanding of all RAF Bomber Pilots. He devised the master bomber technique - flying low over the target marking with flares, allowing the main force to pinpoint the target in the darkness. Cheshire flew over 100 operational missions and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his supreme courage.
This print is not signed by the artist Robert Taylor.
Signed by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC OM DSO** DFC* (deceased).
Signed limited edition of 1500 prints.
Paper size 24 inches x 20 inches (61cm x 51cm)
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B22. Shining the Way (Mosquito) by Ivan Berryman.
One of the artists most haunting paintings, a Mosquito B.IX of the Light Night Striking Force, PFF, banks away from the target zone having released a cluster of green Christmas tree marker flares to light the way for the second wave of approaching bombers. Frought with enormous difficulties and dangers, perhaps the most surprising aspect of the PFF is that it was made up almost entirely of volunteers and was widely regarded as the elite within Bomber Command. A fact made even more staggering by the slim chances of any aircrew completing the sixty sorties tour of operations that was asked of them. Nevertheless, the PFF was never short of volunteers and their dedication and courage is celebrated in this stunning print.
Signed limited edition of 600 prints.
Image size 23 inches x 13 inches (58cm x 33cm)
Website Price: £ 145.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £280.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £135
All prices are displayed in British Pounds Sterling
|Signatures on this item|
|*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.|
Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC OM DSO** DFC* (deceased)
*Signature Value : £65 (matted)
|One of the most courageous and determined bomber leaders of World War II, Leonard Cheshire flew four operational tours, starting in June 1940 with 102 Squadron on Whitley bombers at RAF Driffield. In November 1940, he was awarded the DSO for getting his badly damaged aircraft back to base. He completed his first tour in January 1941, but immediately volunteered for a second tour, this time flying Halifaxes with 35 Squadron. He became Squadron Leader in 1942, and was appointed commanding officer of 76 Squadron later that year. Leonard Cheshire ordered that non-essential weight be removed from the Halifax bombers in a bid to increase speed and altitude, hoping to reduce the high casualty rates for this squadron. Mid-upper and nose turrets were removed, and exhaust covers taken off, successfully reducing the loss rate. In July 1943 he took command of 617 Squadron. During this time he led the squadron personally on every occasion. In September he was awarded the Victoria Cross for four and a half years of sustained bravery during a total of 102 operations, leading his crews with careful planning, brilliant execution and contempt for danger, which gained him a reputation second to none in Bomber Command. Sadly, Leonard Cheshire died of motor neuron disease on 31st July 1992, aged 74.|
|Aviation History Timeline : 18th June|
|18||June||1916||Max Immelmann, a WW1 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day|
|18||June||1941||Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Mc200|
|18||June||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O S. J. Hill of 609 Squadron, was Killed.|
|18||June||1941||Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt H. Skowron of 303 Squadron, was Killed.|
|18||June||1944||Ernest Joyce, a WW2 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day|
|18||June||1944||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O R. L. F. Day of 141 Squadron, was Killed.|
|18||June||1944||Generalmajor Werner Anton of 6. Flak-Division (mot.) was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross|
|18||June||1953||Rene Fonck, a WW1 Ace with 75.00 victories, died on this day|
|18||June||1978||Leopold Anslinger, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day|
|18||June||1998||Svein Heglund, a WW2 Ace with 14.50 victories, died on this day|
|18||June||2003||Air Cheif Marshal Sir Kenneth Cross KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day|