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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

All prices on our website are displayed in British Pounds Sterling

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.

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 (GS)
 Adriatic coast, Greece, 20th Dece,ber 1943.  20mm cannon armed Messerschmitt 109G-6/R6 trop, flown by Oberleutnant Josef-Emil Clade, Staffelkapitan 7/JG27 <i>White 9</i> and his wingman <i>White 7</i>.

Kannonenboot by David Pentland. (P)
 A Messerschmitt BF109 E of JG27 closes on a 501 squadron Hawker Hurricane during the typical combat in the skies over southern England during the Battle of Britain, in the summer of 1940.

One to One by Ivan Berryman. (C)
 Zhitomir, Russia, February 1943.  On 6th January 1943, Gefreiter Hugo Broch was posted to II./JG54 on the eastern front, and assigned to 6./JG54.  His first combat experiences were as Kaczmarek (wingman) to Horst Adameit (166 victories) and Heinrich <i>Bazi</i> Sterr (130 victories) flying cannon-armed Me109G-2s against both Soviet air and ground targets.

Jagers by David Pentland. (B)

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 : 21st August
21August1940Flight Lieutenant Douglas Herbert Watkins of No.611 Sqn RAF shot down a Do17
21August1940German lost 13 aircraft made up of 1 HE111, 7 JU88 3 DO17, 2 DO215 and probabaly another 1 DO215 and 1 JU88
21August1940HMS 'Royal Arthur', Ingoldmells, Royal Naval Training Station, was bombed and badly damaged
21August1940New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt J. S. Brennan of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
21August1940No 264 Squadron transferred from Kirton to Hornchurch
21August1940No 266 Squadron transferred from Hornchurch to Wittering
21August1940No 302 Squadron (Polish) operational by day at Leconfield
21August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 729 with 400 Hurricanes, 240 Spitfires, 58 Blenheims, amd 25 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
21August1940Royal Air Force flew 181 patrols despatched involving 620 aircraft
21August1940Royal Air Force lost pone Hurricane with Pilot Ok
21August1940Spitfire N3281 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Do215. Flying Officer Watkins ok.
21August1940Spitfire P7290 Mk.IIa - Damaged by enemy action.
21August1940Spitfire P7292 Mk.IIa - Damaged by enemy action.
21August1940Spitfire P7303 Mk.IIa - Damaged near Downham Market. Pilot Officer Lund ok.
21August1940Spitfire P7304 Mk.IIa - Damaged by Do17 near Downham Market. Pilot Officer Brown ok.
21August1940Spitfire P7305 Mk.IIa - Damaged on landing after combat with Do17 over Mablethorpe. Sergeant Darling ok.
21August1940Spitfire P7314 Mk.IIa - Damaged by Do17 near Mablethorpe. Sergeant Burt ok.
21August1940Squadron Leader Joseph Somerton OBrien of No.234 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
21August1940Unteroffizier Kurt Gräf of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
21August1940about 150 German aircraft operated over Great Britain (120 during daylight)
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 21st August
21August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. Raine of 610 Squadron, was Killed.


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