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Avro Anson by Ivan Berryman. (AP) -

Avro Anson by Ivan Berryman. (AP)

Avro Anson by Ivan Berryman. (AP)

An Avro Anson comes under attack from an Me109.
AMAZING VALUE! - The value of the signatures on this item is in excess of the price of the print itself!
Item Code : B0298APAvro Anson by Ivan Berryman. (AP) - This Edition
Limited edition of 15 artist proofs.

Warrant Officer Dennis Slack signed this print, unusually, in the sky area above the aircraft, as can be seen in the image. For this reason,we are selling this print at half the usual price.

Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm) Slack, Dennis
Wilson, Tom
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman

Signature(s) value alone : 55
Now : 52.50

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Other editions of this item : Avro Anson by Ivan Berryman.B0298
PRINTSigned limited edition of 35 prints.

Warrant Officer Dennis Slack signed this print, unusually, in the sky area above the aircraft, as can be seen in the image. For this reason,we are selling this print at half the usual price.

Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm) Slack, Dennis
Wilson, Tom
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman

Signature(s) value alone : 55
Half Price!Now : 40.00VIEW EDITION...
Original pencil drawing by Ivan Berryman. Size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm) Rudorffer, Erich
Morewood, Roger
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman

Signature(s) value alone : 105
100 Off!Now : 360.00VIEW EDITION...

Signatures on this item
*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.
Pilot Officer Tom Wilson
*Signature Value : 30

A pilot with 192 Sqn he flew 13 operations on Wellingtons. In May 1943 whilst his crew was carrying out a top secret mission to test a captured German Radar his aircraft was shot down by a German night fighter and he served the rest of the War as a PoW.
Warrant Officer Dennis Slack
*Signature Value : 25

Upon completing his training on Wellingtons, Dennis was assigned to 158 Sqn as a Bomb Aimer on Halifaxes. In 1943 he was shot down whilst on a raid to Berlin and spent the rest of the war as a PoW in Stalag Luft IV b.

Some other related items available from this site, matching the aircraft, squadron or signatures of this item.

 Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob is shown claiming his 5th victory  a Blenheim  60km west of Rotterdam on 26th June 1940.  Bob went on to serve with JG.54, JG.51, JG.3, EJG2.2 and JV.44, scoring a total of 60 confirmed victories in the course of his Luftwaffe service.  The Blenheim claimed as his 5th victory is likely to have been R3776 of No.110 Squadron, which was the only Blenheim recorded to have been lost participating in Operation Soest on that day - while another returned to base damaged and crash landed.  The three crew of the Blenheim were all missing in action - P/O Cyril Ray Worboys, Sgt Gerald Patterson Gainsford and Sgt Kenneth Cooper.

Ltn. Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG21 Becomes an Ace by Ivan Berryman. (P)
1st June 1940 - Pete Peters fights off overwhelming attack over Dunkirk and destroys three fighters.  Anson MKV flown by pilot officer Phillip Peters was leading a petrol of three Ansons of No 500 Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron over Dunkirk at the time the British Expeditionary Forces were evacuating from the beaches. He was flying at around 50ft when his mid upper gunner reported that nine Bf109s were attacking. Dropping to wave-top height the slow obsolescent twin engined aircraft tried to shake off their pursuers. Two planes were severely damaged and Peters sent them home, leaving his own aircraft at the mercy of the enemy fighters.

Improbable Victory by Tim Fisher.
 An Avro Anson Mk.I from Coastal Command is attacked by an Me109.

Coastal Command - Avro Anson Mk.I by Ivan Berryman. (B)
 First hand account from the Luftwaffe pilots are just one of the many rich features in Messerschmitt 109.  Complete details of the aircrafts initial design, evolution, and combat history are all part of the package.  Every major 109 variant, from the first prototype to the advanced K-models is covered.  Join 109 pilots as they wreak havoc in the Battle of Britain, Africa, the Balkans, the Russian Front, and their final defence of the Fatherland.  Strap yourself in and prepare for takeoff.  Messerschmitt 109 is the premier escort for anyone interested in aviation history.
Messerschmitt 109 by D A Lande.

The Aircraft :
Me109Willy Messerschmitt designed the BF109 during the early 1930s. The Bf109 was one of the first all metal monocoque construction fighters with a closed canopy and retractable undercarriage. The engine of the Me109 was a V12 aero engine which was liquid-cooled. The Bf109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and flew to the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter squadrons. During the Battle of Britian the Bf109 was used in the role of an escort fighter, a role for which it was not designed for, and it was also used as a fighter bomber. During the last days of May 1940 Robert Stanford-Tuck, the RAF ace, got the chance to fly an Me109 which they had rebuilt after it had crash landed. Stanford-Tuck found out that the Me109 was a wonderful little plane, it was slightly faster than the Spitfire, but lacked the Spitfire manoeuvrability. By testing the Me109, Tuck could put himself inside the Me109 when fighting them, knowing its weak and strong points. With the introduction of the improved Bf109F in the spring of 1941, the type again proved to be an effective fighter during the invasion of Yugoslavia and during the Battle of Crete and the invasion of Russia and it was used during the Siege of the Mediteranean island of Malta. The Bf109 was the main fighter for the Luftwaffe until 1942 when the Fw190 entered service and shared this position, and was partially replaced in Western Europe, but the Me109 continued to serve on the Eastern Front and during the defence of the Reich against the allied bombers. It was also used to good effect in the Mediterranean and North Africa in support of The Africa Korps. The Me109 was also supplied to several German allies, including Finland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovakia. The Bf109 scored more kills than any other fighter of any country during the war and was built in greater numbers with a total of over 31,000 aircraft being built. The Bf109 was flown by the three top German aces of the war war. Erich Hartmann with 352 victories, Gerhard Barkhorn with 301 victories and Gunther Rall with 275 kills. Bf109 pilots were credited with the destruction of 100 or more enemy aircraft. Thirteen Luftwaffe Aces scored more than 200 kills. Altogether this group of pilots were credited with a total of nearly 15,000 kills, of which the Messerschmitt Bf109 was credited with over 10,000 of these victories. The Bf109 was the most produced warplane during World War II, with 30,573 examples built during the war, and the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945. Bf109s remained in foreign service for many years after World War II. The Swiss used their Bf109Gs well into the 1950s. The Finnish Air Force did not retire their Bf109Gs until March 1954. Romania used its Bf109s until 1955. The Spanish Hispanos flew even longer. Some were still in service in the late 1960s.

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 26th July
26July19400945 hours, No.601 Squadron when on patrol off the Isle of Wight, intercepted a formation and a Me109 is a probable casualty. One Hurricane fell into the sea and the pilot is lost.
26July1940Blenheim R3763 Mk.IV , BL-?, - Lost. Sergeant P H Steele taken prisoner, Sergeant J Moore taken prisoner, Sergeant R Peacock taken prisoner.
26July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. C. Lindsey of 601 Squadron, was Killed.
26July1940Hauptmann Max Dobislav of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
26July1940Hurricane P2753 Mk.1 , ??-T, - Shot down by Me109 of Oberleutnant Dobislav of III./Jagdgeschwader 27 two miles off St Catherines Point. Pilot Patrick Chaloner Lindsey killed.
26July1940No.111 Squadron transferred from Hawkinge to Croydon
26July1940No.238 Squadron shot down one Me109 near Portland
26July1940No.41 Squadron transferred from Catterick to Hornchurch
26July1940No.501 Squadron transferred from Middle Wallop to Gravesend
26July1940No.54 Squadron transferred from Hornchurch to Catterick.
26July1940No.65 Squadron shot down one Me109 off Dover.
26July1940No.92 Squadron whilst on patrol off Pembroke, shot down one Ju88
26July1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 655 with 318 Hurricanes, 242 Spitfires, 61 Blenheims, amd 8 Defiants
26July1940Spitfire K9815 Mk.Ia - Pilot blinded by glycol fumes crash-landed Piddlehinton Dorset.
26July1940Spitfire N3167 Mk.Ia - Night landing accident at Pembrey. Sgt Barraclough safe.
26July1940Spitfire N3288 Mk.Ia , XT-H, - Damaged on landing at Dyce. P/O Kilroy safe.
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 26th July
26July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. H. Speke of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
26July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O O. B. Morrogh-Ryan of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
26July1942Former Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O L. J. De Jace of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
26July1944Former Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. G. A. Seghers of 32 and 46 Squadrons, was Killed.


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