Dambusters Anniversary Aviation Print Pack.
DPK0495. Dambusters Anniversary Aviation Print Pack. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
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DHM6400. Final Briefing by Anthony Saunders.
RAF Scampton: 16 May 1943 20.55 hrs. Everyone at Scampton suspected that something big was about to happen. The crews of the recently formed 617 Squadron, hand-picked by their CO Wing Commander Guy Gibson, had been training hard for weeks and the rumour on the grapevine suggested it might be the Tirpitz they were after. But then, late in the afternoon of 16 May 1943 came the call over the station tannoy that they had all been waiting for: 'All crews of 617 Squadron to report to the briefing room - immediately.' The buzz of excited conversation dropped into silence as Gibson addressed them, and the secret was shared: their small force was about to attack the major dams of western Germany. It was what they had been waiting for and they would go that night. Final Briefing is the first in Anthony Saunders' pair of prints to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Dambuster Raid and depicts the moment at dispersal as Guy Gibson readies his crew to climb inside their waiting Lancaster - AJ-G 'George'. A red flare will soon curl skywards, burning brightly against the sun's fast-fading rays; it is the signal to start engines and at 21.39 G-George will get airborne, leading the first wave of three aircraft. For the crews of 617 Squadron the weeks of intensive training were now over - Operation Chastise was underway.
Signed by :
Corporal Maureen Stevens.
Signed limited edition of 350 prints.
Paper size 26.5 inches x 19.5 inches (67cm x 50cm) Image size 21.5 inches x 14 inches (54cm x 36cm)
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B0315. O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
Bill Townsends Lancaster O for Orange, returns safely on the morning of 17th May 1943 after the success of the daring raids on the dams of the Ruhr Valley.
Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.
Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)
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DHM1947. The Dambusters by Gerald Coulson.
Mick Martin's Lancaster pulls away from the Möhne Dam, his Upkeep bomb exploding behind him sending a huge plume of water into the air. Guy Gibson flies to his right drawing flak from the anti-aircraft guns on the towers.
Sold out at the publisher - we have only 8 prints left.
Signed by Squadron Leader George L. Johnson DFM,
Sergeant Raymond E. Grayston (deceased),
Flight Lieutenant Edward Johnson (deceased),
Flight Lieutenant George Chalmers DFC DFM (deceased).
Signed limited edition of 400 prints.
Paper size 34 inches x 25 inches (86cm x 64cm)
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B0427. Tragedy at the Eder by Ivan Berryman.
Following the successful attack on the Mohne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943, three Lancasters of 617 Sqn turned their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away, accompanied by Wing Commander Guy Gibson to oversee the next attack. After several aborted attempts to obtain the correct height and direction for their bomb run by Flight Lieutenant Shannon (AJ-L) and Squadron Leader H E Maudslay (AJ-Z), Gibson called in Maudslay to try again. During his second approach, he released his Upkeep bomb too late. It struck the top of the dam wall and bounced back into the air where it exploded right behind Maudslay's aircraft, lighting up the entire valley and causing considerable damage to the aircraft that had dropped it. Despite what must have been crippling damage, AJ-Z did manage to limp away from the scene and begin the return journey, but Maudslay and all his crew were sadly lost when their aircraft was shot down by flak at Emmerich-Klein-Netterdn. The Eder was finally successfully breached by Pilot Officer Les Knight's aircraft, ED912(G), AJ-N, which returned safely.
Signed limited edition to 1150 prints.
Size 11.5 inches x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm)
Website Price: £ 350.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £635.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £285
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