Tactical Support
Limited Edition $175 Two Signatures
Size 20 x 26-3/4
Limited Edition $220 Four Signatures
Size 20 x 26-3/4
Call 800-731-0060
With bright yellow spinners and distinctive twin-booms glinting in the June sunshine, two P-38 Lockheed Lightnings of the USAAF's 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group hurtle low over Pegasus Bridge as they race across the Normandy landscape shortly after the D-Day landings, June 1944. Flying from their base at Kings Cliffe in Cambridgeshire they have today been tasked to support the advancing allied forces; they will strafe and bomb the enemy lines, destroying enemy communications, armour and ground targets, causing as much chaos and disruption as they can. Dangerous work, these low-level missions, but tasks that the tough P-38 pilots relish.
Richard Taylor's evocative new painting recreates the scene over Pegasus Bridge shortly after D-Day as a pair of P-38 Lightnings thunder inland in support of the advancing allied armies. Below, signs of the recent action are still plainly visible as trucks and their exhausted drivers hasten back to the beach-head to collect reinforcements.
Each print in the edition is signed by pilots who flew the P-38 in combat in Europe, together with veterans who fought on D-Day.

THE SIGNATURES

THE LIMITED EDITION
Each print in this edition is personally authenticated by two pilots who flew the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in Europe during World War II.


Captain
JAMES KUNKLE
Lieutenant Colonel
WILLIAM WILLIS

THE VETERANS EDITION
Together with the remarques, these SIX signature editions are signed by an additional P-38 pilot, together with three Army veterans who fought on D-Day:

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM POPE
Staff Sergeant
PETER BOYLE
Sergeant TITCH RAYNER
Sergeant
BILL TRUE

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