TARGET BEARING 270 - Framed Collectors Piece
At sunrise on 12 November 1944, led by Wing Commander James Tait, Lancasters of 617 Squadron RAF prepare to make their bombing run on the German battleship Tirpitz. As they assemble for the target run, Tait steers 270 degrees towards their target moored some 100 miles to the west in the Norwegian fjord at Tromsø. The fate of the Tirpitz is sealed.
This superb Commemorative Proof edition from the world’s most collected aviation artist sold out almost immediately after release so we are delighted to have this copy available. An astonishing TWENTY FIVE distinguished pilots and aircrew of 617 Squadron, all of whom took part in attacks against the Tirpitz, have signed this rare piece including one of the RAF’s most inspirational leaders; James Tait, who was awarded no less than four DSOs to become one of the most highly-decorated RAF airmen of WWII.
This truly historic collector's piece has been expertly framed to include reproduction RAF Wings and would make s superb centrepiece to any collection.
- Group Captain James 'Willie' Tait DSO*** DFC* ADC
- Flying Officer Basil Fish
- Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC AE
- Flight Lieutenant Bob Knights DSO DFC
- Squadron Leader E.A. Wass AE
- Warrant Officer B. Burnett
- Flight Lieutenant James Castagnola DSO DFC
- Warrant Officer AW Cherrington
- Flight Lieutenant D Cooper
- Squadron Leader Lawrence Curtis DFC* AE
- Squadron Leader Lawrence 'Benny' Goodman
- Flight Lieutenant Sydney Grimes
- Squadron Leader Mac Hamilton DFC
- Flight Lieutenant F E Howkins
- Warrant Officer H Johnson DFM
- Flying Officer A K Johnstone
- Flying Officer B F Kent DFC
- Flying Officer A J Lammas
- Wing Commander G Mackie
- Flight Lieutenant AM McKie
- Warrant Officer J D Phillips
- Flight Lieutenant H J Riding
- Flying Officer J Soilleux
- Warrant Officer Frank Tilley
- Flight Lieutenant Fred Watts DFC
- Framed Prints
- 34 x 30 inches
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