When it came to hammering German ground forces in the days after D-Day, Lockhead’s outstanding P-38 Lighting gained an awesome reputation.
With bright yellow spinners and distinctive twin-booms glinting in the June sunshine, two P-38 Lockheed Lightnings of the USAAF's 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group hurtle low over Pegasus Bridge as they race across the Normandy landscape shortly after the D-Day landings, June 1944.
Richard Taylor’s evocative painting recreates the scene as these aircraft thunder inland in support of the advancing allied armies. Below, signs of the recent action are still plainly visible as trucks and their exhausted drivers hasten back to the beach-head to collect reinforcements.
The Limited Edition
Each print is signed by the artist and bpersonally authenticated by two P-38 pilots that flew during the Normandy Invasions:
- Captain James Kunkle
- Lieutenant Colonel William Willis
The Veterans Edition
Together with the remarques, these SIX signature editions are signed by an additional P-38 pilot, together with three Army veterans who fought on D-Day:
- Lieutenant Colonel William Pope
- Staff Sergeant Peter Boyle
- Sergeant 'Tich' Rayner
- Sergeant Bill True
- 33 x 23 inches
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Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque, Tribute and matted editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order. As a result, our normal delivery policies do not apply to these items but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as your drawing is complete. If you have any particular request for your remarque drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
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