Stampe's Final Attack by Nicolas Trudgian features the Hawker Typhoon of Squadron Leader Basil 'Stapme' Stapleton.
On December 23rd 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, Squadron Leader Basil ‘Stapme' Stapleton was flying his Hawker Typhoon of No.247 Squadron on an offensive patrol from his base at Eindhoven. Behind enemy lines, he spotted a train and pressed home a determined attack with rockets and cannon fire. Unluckily, as the oiler of the locomotive violently exploded, shrapnel damaged his aircraft and Stapme had to make a crash-landing, spending the rest of the war as a prisoner.
Signed by Gerald 'Stampe' Stapleton – served with 603 Squadron in the Battle of Britain and commanded 247 Squadron flying Typhoons.
Vector Fine Art
16 x 11.5 inches overall including borders.
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