The Mighty Eighth with the print Back from Berlin


Back from Berlin by Anthony Saunders features B-17 Fortresses and P-51 Mustangs returning from the Eighth Air Force’s first daylight raid on Berlin.

LIMITED EDITION BOOK & PRINT PORTFOLIO 

Back from Berlin print - a group of B-17 Flying Fortresses make landfall over England following the Eighth Air Force’s first daylight raid to Berlin carried out on 4 March 1944. Whilst the rest of the force had been recalled due to bad weather, two squadrons from the 95th BG, one from the 100th BG and a pathfinder from the 482nd BG pressed on towards Berlin. With their P-51 Mustang escorts from the 4th FG and 357th FG, the small American force successfully released their bombs on target despite the large presence of Luftwaffe fighters over the German capital.back-from-berlin-by-anthony-saunders.jpg


The Mighty Eighth book - the heroics of the airmen who served in the United States Eighth Air Force and fought in the embattled skies of Europe during World War II are legendary. When in 1942 they commenced their campaign against Nazi Germany, their arrival sent a deep shudder of despair through the German High Command. For the next three years, whilst RAF Bomber Command bombed at night, by day the American Eighth Air Force pounded the enemy war machine to its knees until, by May 1945, victory had finally been won.

This commemorative book provides a unique glimpse into the lives of some of the men and machines that fought in that bitter, often titanic struggle, together with some of the extraordinary missions they flew. Beautifully illustrated using an unparalleled collection of paintings, drawings and specially created maps and diagrams from the archives of the Military Gallery, this book is not simply a collection of artwork; first and foremost it is a historically accurate recollection of events, painstakingly researched with the assistance of leading historians. Hard back case-bound book - 128 pages with embossed cloth slipcase.

This prestigious limited edition portfolio, issued as a tribute to the US 8th Air Force and its operations in Europe during WWII, includes an individually numbered copy of the book 'THE MIGHTY EIGHTH - a Glimpse of the Men, Missions & Machines of the U.S. Eighth Air Force 1942-45'.  Presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase, each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of Anthony Saunders’ dramatic limited edition print Back from Berlin. 

Back from Berlin by Anthony Saunders is signed by a highly-regarded USAAF veteran who took part in the raid depicted:
Captain ROBERT SHOENS – Pilot on B-17s / 100th BG.

The six signature Collectors Edition contains a special bookplate additionally signed by five veterans who took part in the air battles over Europe during WWII:
Brigadier General FRANK GAILER - P-51 Pilot / 357th FG / 5 ½ victories
Major General WAYNE GATLIN - P-47 & P-51 Pilot / 356th FG / 1 victory
First Lieutenant JAMES RASMUSSEN - Navigator on B-17s / 100th BG
First Lieutenant DENNY THOMPSON - Pilot on B-24s & B-17s / 487th BG
Lieutenant Colonel EDWARD TYRE - Pilot on B-17s / 17th BG.

Artist:

Anthony Saunders


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

175. Collectors Edition of 50.



Size:

26.5 x 20 inches overall including borders. Book 9.5 x 12 inches.




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