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Highly recommended rare aviation art prints by Philip West, signed by major British and American Aces.  Last few prints remaining - Click Image for Details
Battle Line : On the 6th June 1944 the invasion of Normandy commenced. The RAF was, of course, a major combatant and formed part of a dedicated Allied force tasked with freeing Europe. VE Day finally signalled the end of hostilities on the 8th May 1945.  These rare prints are signed by RAF Ace Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson CB, CBE, DSO**, DFC*
Southern Patrol : During the battle of Britain, 609 Squadron (PR) and 152 Squadron (UM) were pitting themselves against the Luftwaffe. 609 based at Middle Wallop near Andover and 152 operating from Warmwell were tasked with protecting part of 10 Groups Southern Sector.  These last few prints were personally signed by distinguished Battle of Britain ace Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE DSO DFC
Silver Kite : Part of the Philip West American Jet fighter aviaiton print collection. 10th May 1972. Lt. Curt Dose together with his RIO, LCDR Jim McDevitt line up their F-4J Phantom prior to landing on the USS Constellation following their first successful target CAP of the day. During this mission they claimed a MiG-21F after a ultra-low level supersonic flight over the North Vietnamese airfield of Kep, northeast of Hanoi.
Dallas Doll : Signed by two great American Mustang pilots, Bud Anderson and William B Overstreet.  North American P51D-NA15 Mustang 414495 Dallas Doll 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. American designed and built, British inspired and, later, powered, the Mustang turned into arguably the finest WW11 long-range fighter ever constructed. The Mustang, developed from the Prototype NA73X, was manufactured in large quantities, with an impressive final total of 15,586 aircraft. Of these 13,600 were powered by the British, Rolls Royce designed Merlin engine.
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Night of Heroes - The Dambusters by Philip West. (D)


Night of Heroes - The Dambusters by Philip West. (D)

17th May 1943. Lancasters from 617 Squadron deliver a surprise attack on the Ruhr dams with specially designed, unique bouncing bombs invented by Barnes Wallis. Wing Commander Guy Gibson is shown drawing defensive fire away from Flt Lt Maltbys aircraft as it passes over the Mohne, just as his mine explodes and breaches the dam.
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Paper size 19 inches x 13 inches (48cm x 33cm) Johnson, George L
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Squadron Leader George L. Johnson DFM
Joining the RAF in 1940, George Johnson served with 97 Squadron before joining 617 Squadron. Bomb aimer on American Joe McCarthys Lancaster AJ-T, they attacked the Sorpe Dam, for which he was awarded the DFM. Commissioned a few months later, George retired from the RAF in 1962.
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 The success of the attack on the Möhne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 meant that the remaining three 617 Sqn Lancasters of the First Wave could turn their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away.  Wing Commander Guy Gibson first called in Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon, flying AJ-L (ED929G) to make the initial run, but he had great difficulty achieving the correct height and approach, so Gibson now ordered Squadron Leader H E Maudslay in AJ-Z (ED937G) to make his run.  Again, the aircraft struggled to find the correct height and direction, so Shannon was again brought in, AJ-L finally releasing its <i>Upkeep</i> on the third attempt. The bomb bounced twice before exploding with no visible effect on the dam. Now Maudslay made another attempt, but released his bomb too late.  The mine bounced off of the dam wall and exploded in mid air right behind AJ-Z, the Lancaster limping away, damaged, from the scene, only to be shot down on the way home with the loss of all crew.  Finally, Pilot Officer Les Knight was called in for one final attempt. AJ-N (ED912G) released its <i>Upkeep</i>  perfectly, the mine bouncing three times before striking the dam slightly to the south.  In the ensuing explosion, the dam was seen to shake visibly before the masonry began to crumble and a massive breach appeared.  With the Möhne and Eder dams both destroyed and the Sorpe demonstrated to be equally vulnerable, <i>Operation Chastise</i> had been a remarkable success and will stand forever as one of the most heroic and audacious attacks in the history of aerial warfare.

The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman.
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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger.

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Joint exercise between a RNLI Lifeboat and a Royal Air Force Westland Wessex from 72 Squadron off the coast of Northern Ireland.

Joint Rescue by David Pentland.
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 As the air war raged over Berlin and other German cities, night-fighter units such as NJG100, the original Eastern front night fighter Geschwader, were redeployed nearer home in the final desperate defence of Germany.  By late 1944 the Luftwaffes night fighting aircraft were being flown by experienced crews using sophisticated electronic equipment and, though fighting a losing battle, had become the scourge of the RAFs night raiders.  A Junkers Ju88 G-6, piloted by major Paul Zorner, Gruppenkommandeur III./NJG100, based at Stubendorf, intercepts and badly damages a four-engined Lancaster of R.A.F. Bomber Command over Germany in late 1944. Shedding debris and trailing flames, there may just be time for the crew to bale out before the mightly bomber falls away into the dark abyss. With the aid of his FuG220 and upward firing Schrage Musik armament, Zorner has stalked his prey, and attacked from beneath unseen.  The crew of this Lancaster didnt stand a chance, and with the moonlight briefly glinting on his aircraft, the accomplished Ju88 pilot slips away into the darkness of the night.

Moonlight Hunter by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 easyJet is one of the largest operators of the Airbus A319 with some 142 of the type on its strength.  G-EZAM is depicted beginning its final approach.

easyJet Airbus A319 by Ivan Berryman.
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 This aircraft entered service with the RFC in February 1915. Nicknamed the gunbus, it was the first British aircraft to be designed as a fighting machine from the start. The plane was armed with a single .303 inch Lewis machine gun, fired by the observer. It was only a short period of time before it was outclassed by German aircraft carrying synchronised forward firing machine guns.

Vickers Gunbus FB5 by Tim Fisher. (P)
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On the night of 28th / 29th May 1942, Beaufighter X7583, piloted by Flt Sgt Ladislaw Bobek with Sgt Kovaric as navigator, intercepted a lone Dornier Do217 off the coast of Norfolk, sending it plunging into the North Sea after a 20 minute chase.  This was the first of Bobek's victories for 68 Sqn which was made up almost entirely of Czech exiles, the squadron being based at High Ercall.  Flt Sgt Ladislaw Bobek would go on to become an Ace with 5 confirmed victories.

Tribute to Flight Sergeant Ladislaw Bobek by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Scoring a handful of victories in May and June of 1917, Austro-Hungarian ace Godwin von Brumowski added steadily to his ever-increasing score on the Italian Front.  But in August, with the increased Italian activity in the air in preparation for and during the 11th Battle of the Isonzo, he entered a period of extraordinary success, scoring 18 victories between 10th and 28th, most of these being scored in his favorite Hansa Brandenburg D.1 (KD) 28.69 Star-Strutter, depicted here above Plava on the banks of the Isonzo river, sending a Caudron C.IV down in flames on the early evening of the 11th, his second for the day.  Brumowski's aircraft was notable for its camouflaged upper wing surfaces, a swirl pattern in olive greens that he had designed himself and which blended his plane into the green wooded foothills of the Southern Austrian Alps, North of his base at Sesana, outside of Trieste.

Ace of the Isonzo by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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In the final moments of extra time of the game, the England number 10, Jonny Wilkinson slotted a perfect drop goal which clinched victory over Australia, winning 20 points to 17.

Rugby World Cup Final 2003 by David Pentland. (GL)
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Neil Hodgson winning the World Superbike round at Donington Park, July 2001.
The Futures Bright by Dave Foord.
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DHM1480GS. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Winning yet another G1, the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in what was to be her last race.
Russian Rythm by Stephen Smith.
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This Week's Half Price Military Art

 North Africa, 18th November 1941.  Italian Autoblinda armoured cars of Gen. Gambara's XX Mobile Corps trade shots with forward reconnaissance elements of the British 22nd Armoured Brigade, during the initial hours of Operation Crusader.  Their quick withdrawal to report their contact would give the Italian main force a timely warning of the unexpected attack.

Enemy Ahead by David Pentland. (P)
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Operation Granby 1990-91.
21 Engineer Regiment by David Rowlands (GL)
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 Northern Ardennes, Belgium, 21st December 1944.  A patrol of the 504th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division call for support after coming under fire from enemy units south of the Ambleve river.

In Contact by David Pentland.
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 After taking horrendous casualties during the infamous charge, the 17th lancers were the first to reach the Russian guns at the end of the Valley.  From the 673 men who started the charge, 113 men were killed and many others wounded. The Light Brigade was made up of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 8th and 11th Hussars and the 17th Lancers. A spectating French officer, General Pierre Bosquet proclaimed - It is magnificent but it is not war.

Charge of the 17th Lancers at the Battle of the Balaclava by Brian Palmer. (P)
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Aviation History Timeline : 27th September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
27September1918Fritz Rumey, a WW1 Ace with 45.00 victories, died on this day
27September1918S Thompson, a WW1 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me110
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me110
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O L. H. Schwind of 257, 43 & 213 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O M. G. DFC Homer of 242 & 1 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Sgt. C. Sydney of 19, 266 & 92 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. S. Smith of 616 Squadron, was Shot down (died next day).
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. Burgoyne of 19 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. E. Males of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. M. Gunter of 43 & 501 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. R. B. DFC Meaker of 249 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. J. Davis-Cooke of 72 & 610 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. M. Cardell of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. F. G. Miller of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. Scott of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L. A. Dyke of 64 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. G. Oldfield of 64 & 92 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O O. J. Peterson of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Charlton Haw of No.504 Sqn RAF shot down a Me110
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Kenneth McLeod Gillies of No.66 Sqn RAF shot down a Do17
27September1940Flying Officer Allan Wright of No.92 Sqn RAF shot down a He111
27September1940Flying Officer Allan Wright of No.92 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
27September1940New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. A. Paterson of 92 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940Oberstleutnant Theodor Rowehl of Aufklärungs-Gruppe des OBdL was awarded the Knight's Cross
27September1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt T. Andruszkow of 303 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940South African Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. R. F. Burton of 249 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940Sub Lieutenant Arthur Giles Blake of No.19 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1940Sub Lieutenant Arthur Giles Blake of No.19 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. R. A. L. Knight of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1942 Marion Carl of VMF-223 shot down a Betty
27September1942 Marion Carl of VMF-223 shot down a Betty
27September1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. Waddingham of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1993General Jimmy Doolittle, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
27September2007Knight's Cross recipient Wolfgang Ensle of 3./Schlachtgeschwader 2 died on this day

 

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