Customer Helpline (UK) : 01436 820269
Subscribe to our Aviation Art Newsletter!

You currently have no items in your basket

Choose a FREE print if you spend over £220!
See Choice of Free Prints

Join us on Facebook!

Payment Options Display
Buy with confidence and security!
Publishing historical art since 1985

Follow us on Twitter!

Valuations

Classified Ads Terms and Conditions Shipping Info Contact Details

Aircraft
Search
Squadron
Search
Signature
Search
Product Search         
(Exact match search - please check our other menus above first)
CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL BATTLE OF BRITAIN PRINTS BY TITLE
HALF PRICE SPECIAL OFFERS FREE PRINT SPECIAL OFFERS

(Allied) Pilot Search :

The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour. - battleofbritainaviationart.com


The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.


The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.

On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
Item Code : DHM0760The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour. - This Edition
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 1250 prints.

Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)Artist : Robert BarbourHalf
Price!
Now : £35.00

Quantity:
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR TRADE DISCOUNT DOUBLE PRINT PACKS - AVAILABLE DIRECT TO OUR CUSTOMERS AT THESE PRICES!

Buy With :
Tough as Nails by Stan Stokes. (C)
for £175 -
Save £60
All prices on our website are displayed in British Pounds Sterling



Other editions of this item : The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour DHM0760
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)Artist : Robert Barbour£10 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : £90.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINTPresentation edition of 5 prints from the signed limited edition of 1250 prints. Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm) Merten, Karl-Friedrich (matted)
Scholtz, Klaus (matted)
+ Artist : Robert Barbour


Signature(s) value alone : £130
£200.00VIEW EDITION...
ORIGINAL
PAINTING
Origina watercolour painting by Robert Barbour.Size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Robert Barbour£200 Off!Now : £700.00VIEW EDITION...

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

 The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the third monoplane to see carrier service with the Navy. It was also the fighter aircraft which would carry the brunt of the fighting in the Pacific until 1943 when the F6F Hellcat would enter service. The Wildcat was flow by both USN and USMC aviators. The Wildcat lacked the range and maneuverability of the Mitsubishi Zeros it often faced, but the Wildcat was more heavily armed and able to take a lot more punishment than the Mitsubishis. Most of the pilots which obtained ace status while flying the F4F obtained most of their victories against Japanese bombers and reconnaissance aircraft. Eight individuals were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor while displaying valor while in command of an F4F. The pilots of no other aircraft during WW II were as highly decorated. One of the most outstanding of this elite group was USMC Captain Joseph Jacob Foss. Foss, a South Dakota native, had been accepted as a naval aviation cadet following his graduation from the University of South Dakota. Foss had already learned to fly on his own, and had no difficulty earning his wings. Foss flew with VMF-121 in Guadacanal in 1942 and early 1943. He was credited with 26 confirmed aerial victories, making him the first American aviator to reach the victory record of the famed Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, one of Joes boyhood heroes. The ground based fighter pilots in Guadacanal were often referred to as The Cactus Air Force.  As the Executive Officer of VMF-121 flying out of Henderson Field, Joes amazing victory tally helped make VMF-121 the highest scoring Marine squadron of the War. The success at Guadacanal was not without a heavy price. More than 20% of VMF-121s pilots did not return from the campaign. The squadrons best combat day in Guadacanal was on October 25, 1942. Eighteen aerial victories were credited to the squadron, with Foss leading the way with five Zeros bagged on two combat missions. Because it was impossible to permanently assign aircraft at Guadacanal, Foss flew several different Wildcats, including those numbered 53, 50, and 84. Nicknamed Swivel-Neck-Joe by some his fellow pilots, Foss learned early that it did not pay to be surprised by the opposition. Foss also leaned that the most effective way to down an opposing aircraft was to get as close to it as possible before utilizing ones limited supply of ammunition. As depicted in Stan Stokes painting entitled Tough As Nails, Joe Foss is tangling with a F1M2 Pete on November 7, 1942. Joes first pass over the much slower float plane proves ineffective, and the Petes gunner actually stars the portside glass of Foss windscreen. Circling around, and approaching from below, the Pete would soon become his eighteenth victory. Returning from this mission Foss would have to ditch his aircraft. He was rescued by missionaries and returned to combat flying the next day. Joes second combat tour in 1943 was cut short due to the ongoing effects of a bout with malaria. Joe served in the Air Force Reserve after the War reaching the rank of Brigadier General. Following a successful career in both politics and professional sports, Foss has remained active and was instrumental in the formation of the American Fighter Aces Association, and has served as President of the NRA.
Tough as Nails by Stan Stokes. (B)
£164.00
 On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.  The painting depicts Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured during which time Joe Foss would achieve an astonishing 26 victories to become the first American pilot to equal WW1 Ace Eddie Rickenbackers score.

Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (AP)
£150.00
 On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.  The painting depicts Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured during which time Joe Foss would achieve an astonishing 26 victories to become the first American pilot to equal WW1 Ace Eddie Rickenbackers score.

Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (RM)
£265.00
 The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the third monoplane to see carrier service with the Navy. It was also the fighter aircraft which would carry the brunt of the fighting in the Pacific until 1943 when the F6F Hellcat would enter service. The Wildcat was flow by both USN and USMC aviators. The Wildcat lacked the range and maneuverability of the Mitsubishi Zeros it often faced, but the Wildcat was more heavily armed and able to take a lot more punishment than the Mitsubishis. Most of the pilots which obtained ace status while flying the F4F obtained most of their victories against Japanese bombers and reconnaissance aircraft. Eight individuals were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor while displaying valor while in command of an F4F. The pilots of no other aircraft during WW II were as highly decorated. One of the most outstanding of this elite group was USMC Captain Joseph Jacob Foss. Foss, a South Dakota native, had been accepted as a naval aviation cadet following his graduation from the University of South Dakota. Foss had already learned to fly on his own, and had no difficulty earning his wings. Foss flew with VMF-121 in Guadacanal in 1942 and early 1943. He was credited with 26 confirmed aerial victories, making him the first American aviator to reach the victory record of the famed Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, one of Joes boyhood heroes. The ground based fighter pilots in Guadacanal were often referred to as The Cactus Air Force. As the Executive Officer of VMF-121 flying out of Henderson Field, Joes amazing victory tally helped make VMF-121 the highest scoring Marine squadron of the War. The success at Guadacanal was not without a heavy price. More than 20% of VMF-121s pilots did not return from the campaign. The squadrons best combat day in Guadacanal was on October 25, 1942. Eighteen aerial victories were credited to the squadron, with Foss leading the way with five Zeros bagged on two combat missions. Because it was impossible to permanently assign aircraft at Guadacanal, Foss flew several different Wildcats, including those numbered 53, 50, and 84. Nicknamed Swivel-Neck-Joe by some his fellow pilots, Foss learned early that it did not pay to be surprised by the opposition. Foss also leaned that the most effective way to down an opposing aircraft was to get as close to it as possible before utilizing ones limited supply of ammunition. As depicted in Stan Stokes painting entitled Tough As Nails, Joe Foss is tangling with a F1M2 Pete on November 7, 1942. Joes first pass over the much slower float plane proves ineffective, and the Petes gunner actually stars the portside glass of Foss windscreen. Circling around, and approaching from below, the Pete would soon become his eighteenth victory. Returning from this mission Foss would have to ditch his aircraft. He was rescued by missionaries and returned to combat flying the next day. Joes second combat tour in 1943 was cut short due to the ongoing effects of a bout with malaria. Joe served in the Air Force Reserve after the War reaching the rank of Brigadier General. Following a successful career in both politics and professional sports, Foss has remained active and was instrumental in the formation of the American Fighter Aces Association, and has served as President of the NRA.
Tough as Nails by Stan Stokes. (C)
£145.00

The Aircraft :
NameInfo
Avenger
WildcatF4F

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 30th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
30August1940Anti Aircraft batteries shot down 2 ME109's one Do17
30August1940Blenheim N3620 Mk.IV , OM-?, - Shot down at 0430 at Balgzand. Flying Officer E R Berry killed, Sergeant A P Sully killed, Sergeant H Bentham killed.
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. S. Bell of 616 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. D. Francis of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. N. O. Jenkins of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. E. B. King of 249 & 151 Squadrons, was Killed.
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. J. V. C. Badger of 43 Squadron, Crashed (died 30th June 1941).
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. Noble of 43 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. A. Graves of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. H. Dickinson of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940Feldwebel Erwin Leykauf of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Feldwebel Georg Pavenzinger of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Feldwebel Harry Koch of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Feldwebel Max Clerico of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Feldwebel Rudolf Täschner of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Gefreiter Rudolf Condné: Bf Piduhn of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Hauptmann Bernhard Mielke of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Hauptmann Erich Groth of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Hauptmann Erich Groth of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Hauptmann Erich Groth of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Hauptmann Erich von Selle of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Hauptmann Fritz Ultsch of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Hauptmann Heinz Nacke of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Hauptmann Heinz Nacke of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Hauptmann Heinz Nacke of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Leutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Leutnant Hans-Erich Heinbockel of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Leutnant Heinz Bolze of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Leutnant Heinz Ebeling of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Leutnant Max Himmelheber of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Leutnant Max-Hellmuth Ostermann of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Leutnant Otto Radeke of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Leutnant Otto Weckeiser of LG 1 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Leutnant Siegfried Göbel of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Leutnant Siegfried Göbel of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Leutnant Walter Borchers of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Leutnant Werner Pistor of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. S. Priestley of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940No 141 Squadron moved to Turnhouse. 'A' Flight from Montrose, 'B' Flight from Dyce
30August1940No 145 Squadron moved from Drem. 'A' Flight to Montrose, 'B' Flight to Dyce
30August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 717 with 410 Hurricanes, 234 Spitfires, 52 Blenheims, amd 14 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Hermann Staege of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Hier of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Karl-Heinz Harbauer of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Oskar Strack of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Siegfried Schnell of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Ernst Düllberg of JG 27 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberleutnant Ernst-Hartmann von Schlotheim of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberleutnant Erwin Neuerburg of JG 3 shot down a
30August1940Oberleutnant Ferdinand Vogl of JG 27 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberleutnant Fritz Losigkeit of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberleutnant Gustav-Siegfried Rödel of JG 27 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberleutnant Günther Piduhn of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberleutnant Hermann Weeber of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Hermann Weeber of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Krahl of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Roloff von Aspern of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Rudolf Ziegler of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Ulrich von Gravenreuth of LG 1 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Werner Streib of NJG 1 shot down a Wellington
30August1940Oberleutnant Wilhelm Herget of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Oberleutnant Wilhelm Herget of ZG 76 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt F. Gmur of 151 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1940RAF Fighters shot down 10 me109 WITH ANOTHER FOUR me109 UN CONFIRMED, Twenty ME110 with a further 6 unconfirmed, Twenty three HE111 with anohter 7 unconfirmed two DO17 with one more unconfirmed two DO215 with one more unconfirmed and a JU88 total of 59 aircrfat with a further 21 unconfirmed
30August1940Royal Air Force lost 25 Fighters with 10 pilots killed
30August1940Spitfire K9826 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crashed near Barham. Pilot Officer Edridge parachuted to saftey but was injured.
30August1940Spitfire L1012 Mk.Ia - Overshot runway and was damaged.
30August1940Spitfire L1067 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me110s. Squadron Leader Denholm parachuted to safety.
30August1940Spitfire P9325 Mk.Ia - Shot down and force landed at Eastchurch. Sergeant Baxter ok.
30August1940Spitfire P9375 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
30August1940Spitfire R6715 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Do17 into sea off Norfolk. P/O Pickering safe
30August1940Spitfire R6719 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Rainham. Sergeant Hutchinson ok.
30August1940Spitfire R6720 Mk.Ia - Shot down and force landed near Bekesbourne. Pilot Officer Assheton ok.
30August1940Spitfire R7021 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at West Malling. Sergeant Sarre parachuted to safety.
30August1940Spitfire X4022 Mk.Ia - Collided with Spitfire X4027. Sergeant Skinner parachuted to safety.
30August1940Spitfire X4027 Mk.Ia - Damaged in collision with Spitfire X4022. Pilot Officer Churches ok.
30August1940Spitfire X4248 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109s and crashed at Wrotham. Pilot Officer J S Bell killed.
30August1940The Luftwaffe made a major attack during the morning and three in the afternoon covering South West England. The target being the Aerodromes
30August1940Unteroffizier Auerbach of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Unteroffizier Alois Pfaffelhuber of LG 1 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Unteroffizier Alois Pfaffelhuber of LG 1 shot down a Hurricane
30August1940Unteroffizier Rudolf Seufert of LG 1 shot down a Spitfire
30August1940Unteroffizier Walter Schumann of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 30th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
30August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. G. Creswell of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. A. Denton of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
30August1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. Nixon of 23 Squadron, was Killed.

 

This website is owned by Cranston Fine Arts.  Torwood House, Torwoodhill Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G848LE

Contact: Tel: (+44) (0) 1436 820269.  Fax: (+44) (0) 1436 820473. Email:



Subscribe to our newsletterReturn to Front Page