ON ROUTE TO THE RHINE - Original Pencil Drawing
Affectionately known to the USAAF bomber crews as ‘Little Friends’, their escort fighters added to the effectiveness of the American bombing operations towards the end of WWII and ultimately helped bring Germany to its knees.
Richard's outstanding piece depicts the 361st Fighter Group as they join up with Eighth Air Force bombers in the distance - their destination is Germany's industrial Rhineland.
Also completed in the centre or the lower margin is an original study of the 361st FG insignia PLUS, adding great provenance, the drawing has been signed by three famous P-51 Mustang pilots who flew escort missions towards the end of WWII:
- First Lieutenant Stephen Ananian
- Lieutenant Colonel Donald S Bryan
- Captain Robert H. 'Punchy' Powell
- Original Pencil
- 22 x 17 inches
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