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Recent Original Paintings by Ivan Berryman - Click Image for Details
Together with her sister, Tirpitz, the Bismarck was Germany's most modern and formidable warship of WWII. Equipped with the very latest in rangefinder technology and festooned with defensive firepower, perhaps her most daunting weapons were the eight 15 inch guns, arranged in four turrets, that were to prove so effective against almost every other ship that she encountered, the most famous of these arguably being the Royal Navy's HMS Hood, sunk with huge loss of life in the Battle of the Denmark Strait in March 1941. Bismarck is depicted here in company with Prinz Eugen.
The Beaufighters of No.144 Sqn wrought havoc on Axis shipping in the North Sea from their base at Dallachy in Scotland during 1944-45. Here, Mk X NT961 (PL-O) has singled out a lone vessel and dealt it the full salvo of rockets and machine gun fire.
Without doubt the most advanced and forward-thinking design for an attack and reconnaissance aircraft in its day, the BAC TSR.2 was to fall victim to the shortsightedness of a misguided Labour government whose entrenched position in the mid 1960s dealt a terrible blow to the British aircraft industry - a blow from which it never fully recovered. Whilst the few TSR.2 airframes that had been constructed languished in outside storage or on gunnery ranges, its intended American replacement, the General Dynamics F.111, was ready for RAF service fully ten years late and at a cost of nearly three times that of a production TSR.2, with the order being cancelled at the last minute. Here, XR219 streaks into the air having ridden the 'hump' in the Boscombe Down runway.
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Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian.


Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian.

One of the most successful of the P-38 equipped units was the 475th Fighter Group, Satans Angels, and it is the P-38s of this famous unit that Nicolas Trudgian has portrayed in his tribute to the American Air Forces that made Victory in the Pacific possible. It is March 1945 and the P-38s of the 475th FG are involved in a huge dogfight with Japanese Zeros over the coast of Indo-China. Flying Pee Wee V is Lt Ken Hart of the 431st Fighter Squadron, who has fatally damaged a Zero in a blistering head on encounter. The second P-38 - Vickie - belongs to Captain John Rabbit Pietz, who would end the War an Ace with six victories.
Item Code : DHM2589Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian. - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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PRINT Anniversary Edition : Signed limited edition of 350 prints.

Published in 2005 with an original price of £120. Signed by three highly decorated P-38 pilots who flew in combat with the 475th Fighter Group in the Pacific theatre during World War. We were lucky to get the last remaining prints when Cranston Fine Arts purchased over the last stocks of Nicolas Trudgian back catalogue.
Print paper size 35.5 inches x 27 inches (90cm x 69cm) Dahl, Perry J
Forster, Joseph
Oxford, Thomas
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Other editions of this item : Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian. DHM2589
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Commemorative Proof edition of 25 artist proofs.

Published in 2005 with an opening published price of £120. Signed by five highly decorated P-38 pilots who flew in combat with the 475th Fighter Group in the Pacific theatre during World War. We were lucky to get the last remaining prints when Cranston Fine Arts purchased over the last stocks of Nicolas Trudgian back catalogue.
Print paper size 35.5 inches x 27 inches (90cm x 69cm) Olson, Jack
Loisel, John
Dahl, Perry J
Forster, Joseph
Oxford, Thomas
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : 230
Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!250.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINT Commemorative Proof Edition : Signed limited edition of 150 prints.

Published in 2005 with an opening published price of £120. Signed by five highly decorated P-38 pilots who flew in combat with the 475th Fighter Group in the Pacific theatre during World War. We were lucky to get the last remaining prints when Cranston Fine Arts purchased over the last stocks of Nicolas Trudgian back catalogue.
Print paper size 35.5 inches x 27 inches (90cm x 69cm) Olson, Jack
Loisel, John
Dahl, Perry J
Forster, Joseph
Oxford, Thomas
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : 230
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Print paper size 35.5 inches x 27 inches (90cm x 69cm) Dahl, Perry J
Forster, Joseph
Oxford, Thomas
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : 130

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Print paper size 35.5 inches x 27 inches (90cm x 69cm) Dahl, Perry J
Forster, Joseph
Oxford, Thomas
+ Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


Signature(s) value alone : 130
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*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Col Perry J Dahl
*Signature Value : 45

Born 18 February 1923, Colonel Dahl served in the 41st Infantry Division as an enlisted man in the early 1940s. He applied for aviation cadet training shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, was accepted and graduated as a Second Lieutenant in June 1943. Following transition training in the P-38 Lightning, Dahl was sent to Tumwater, Washington with the 55th Fighter Group, then on to the Pacific Theater as a replacement pilot in the 432nd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group Satans Angels. Starting in Buna, New Guinea, he fought through the Pacific, ending up at Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands. Lieutenant Dahl scored his first victory on 9 November 1943, a Zeke downed near Alexishafen, and destroyed another Zeke over Wewak three days before Christmas. He was credited with a third Zeke on 23 January 1944 and became an ace on 3 April when he shot down a Zeke and an Oscar near Santani Lake. He was credited with one more Oscar on 8 June before the group moved to the Philippines. Promoted to captain, Dahl continued to run up his score, downing a Tony on 10 November. Two weeks later he was involved in a mid-air collision and parachuted into enemy territory. He was captured by a Japanese patrol but was rescued by Filipino guerrillas. He returned to his unit thirty one days later and concluded his scoring in March 1945, credited with a Sally on the 5th and a Hamp on the 28th. Following World War II Dahl attended the University of Washington and Southern Colorado State University, where he graduated with a Batchelor of Science degree. He was employed with the Seattle Post Intelligencer when he was recalled to active duty in February, 1951. Following recall, his duty assignments included: Test pilot, Air Force Depot; Editor Flying Safety Magazine; Student, Air Command and Staff College; Commander 734th Aircraft Warning and Control Squadron; Air Staff, Pentagon, Washington DC; Vice Commandant of Cadets, United States Air Force Academy; Deputy Chief of Staff, North American Air Defense Command and Commander, 56th Special Operations Wing. Colonel Dahl flew two combat tours in Southeast Asia. He retired from the Air Force on June 30 1978.


Cpt Joseph Forster
*Signature Value : 45

Born in 1919, Joe Forster enlisted in the Army in 1940, being commissioned as a pilot in 1943, flying the P-38 with 432nd Fighter Squadron. On 3rd April 1944, he was credited with his first 3 confirmed victories, eventually finishing the war with 9 confirmed victories, three probables and one damaged. He retired from the air force in 1971, having one two DFCs among other decorations.


Cpt Thomas Oxford
*Signature Value : 40

The Aircraft :
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Zero
LightningDesigned by Kelly Johnson the P38 made its maiden flight on the 27th January 1939 and introduced into service in 1941. they cost $134,284 at the time each and a total of 10,037 were built. The Lockheed P-38 was introduced as a inceptor fighter but soon proved a valuable long range bomber escort for the 8thUS Air Force's B-17 and-24 bombers as they bombed targets further into Germany.

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