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

You currently have no items in your basket

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
BATTLE OF BRITAIN SPECIAL OFFERS INDEX

(Allied) Pilot Search :

Coming Home by Tim Fisher. - battleofbritainaviationart.com

Massive savings on this month's big offers including our BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE offer on many prints and many others at HALF PRICE or with FREE PRINTS!
Many of our offers end in 16 hours, 24 minutes!
View our Special Offers

Coming Home by Tim Fisher.


Coming Home by Tim Fisher.

The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' returns from one of her 25 mission over France and Germany. Memphis Belle, a B-17F-10-BO, USAAF Serial No.41-24485, was supplied to the USAAF on July 15th 1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group in September 1942 at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine. Memphis Belle deployed to Scotland at Prestwick on September 30th 1942 and went to RAF Kimbolton on October 1st, and then to her permanent base at Bassingbourn on October 14th.1942. Memphis Belle was the first United States Army Air Force heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact. The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to promote and sell war bonds. The Memphis Belle B-17 is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Item Code : DHM1283Coming Home by Tim Fisher. - This Edition
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
PRINT Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm)Artist : Tim FisherHalf
Price!
Now : £50.00

Quantity:
HALF PRICE SALE ... HALF PRICE SALE ... HALF PRICE SALE ... HALF PRICE SALE ... HALF PRICE SALE
THIS PRINT IS HALF PRICE!
For a short time, this item is being offered at half of its normal price.
We have many thousands of items like this across our website, offering great value to our customers.
Items included in the offer are changed frequently.
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR TRADE DISCOUNT DOUBLE PRINT PACKS - AVAILABLE DIRECT TO OUR CUSTOMERS AT THESE PRICES!

Buy With :
Scheherazade by Tim Fisher.
for £125 -
Save £75

Buy With :
Defenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian.
for £135 -
Save £115

Buy With :
Berlin Bound by Anthony Saunders.
for £100 -
Save £50
SAVE MONEY WITH OUR TRADE DISCOUNT MULTI-PRINT PACKS - AVAILABLE DIRECT TO OUR CUSTOMERS AT THESE PRICES!
American Flying Fortress Aviation Print Pack.

Pack price : £130 - Save £345

        
Buy With :
3 other prints in this pack :
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR PURCHASE

Pack price : £130 - Save £345

Titles in this pack :
Coming Home by Tim Fisher.  (View This Item)
Scheherazade by Tim Fisher.  (View This Item)
The Veteran by Simon Smith.  (View This Item)
Last One Home by Ivan Berryman.  (View This Item)

All prices on our website are displayed in British Pounds Sterling



Other editions of this item : Coming Home by Tim Fisher DHM1283
TYPEDESCRIPTIONSIZESIGNATURESOFFERSPRICEPURCHASING
ARTIST
PROOF
Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm)Artist : Tim FisherHalf Price!Now : £70.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINTMorgan Presentation Edition of 5 prints, supplied double mounted. Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm) Morgan, Bob (matted)
+ Artist : Tim Fisher


Signature(s) value alone : £40
£260.00VIEW EDITION...
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Tim Fisher
on separate certificate
Half Price!Now : £250.00VIEW EDITION...
GICLEE
CANVAS
Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Tim Fisher
on separate certificate
Half Price!Now : £200.00VIEW EDITION...
ORIGINAL
PAINTING
Original painting by Tim Fisher. Image size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Tim FisherHalf Price!Now : £1500.00VIEW EDITION...
EX-DISPLAY
PRINT
**Signed limited edition of 1150 prints. (One print reduced to clear)

Ex display in near perfect coondition with minor handling dent on image.
Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm)Artist : Tim Fisher£50 Off!Now : £50.00VIEW EDITION...
Extra Details : Coming Home by Tim Fisher.
About all editions :

Detailed Images :



The 25 missions of Memphis Belle
November 7, 1942 - Brest, France
November 9, 1942 - St Nazaire, France
November 17, 1942 - St. Nazaire, France
December 6, 1942 - Lille, France
December 20, 1942 - Romilly-sur-Seine
December 30, 1942 - Lorient (Piloted by Lt. James A. Verinis)
January 3, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France
January 13, 1943 - Lille, France
January 23, 1943 - Lorient, France
February 14, 1943 - Hamm, Germany
February 16, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France
February 27, 1943 - Brest, France
March 6, 1943 - Lorient, France
March 12, 1943 - Rouen, France
March 13, 1943 - Abbeville, France
March 22, 1943 - Wilhemshaven, Germany
March 28, 1943 - Rouen, France
March 31, 1943 - Rotterdam, Holland
April 16, 1943 - Lorient, France
April 17, 1943 - Bremen, Germany
May 1, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France
May 13, 1943 - Meaulte, France (Piloted by Lt. C.L. Anderson)
May 14, 1943 - Kiel, Germany (Piloted by Lt. John H. Miller)
May 15, 1943 - Wilhelmshaven, Germany
May 17, 1943 - Lorient, France
May 19, 1943 - Kiel (flown by Lt. Anderson)

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

  B-17G 42-37755 NV-A 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group from Poddington crash landing in Switzerland on 25th February 1944 after sustaining damage over enemy territory after a raid on Augsburg and Stuttgart.

Safe Pastures by Mark Postlethwaite.
£70.00
Magdeburg, Germany, 10th April 1945.  Attacking from behind and above, ObLt.Walter Schuck, Staffelkapitain of 3./JG7, ripped through the massed boxes of 8th Airforce B17s, downing four in a single high speed pass.

Deadly Pass by David Pentland. (P)
£275.00
Major Rudolf Rudi Sinner of STAB.III/JG7 attacking B-17s of 91st Bomb Group during March 1945.  Attacking in a Kette of three aircraft from behind and below targeting the tailenders and rising over the B-17s.  Avoiding any debris and evading the incoming fighter escort, who are dropping down from their top cover positions.  Rudolf Sinner acheived a total of 39 victories, including two in the Me262.

Defenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian. (P)
£2000.00
 It required more than a little nerve to fly a fighter into the barrage of fire sprayed out by the gunners of a box of B17 bombers; it took even greater courage to do so in the rocket propelled Me163 Komet.  With rocket science still in its infancy, these small aircraft were still in the experimental stage, and piloting what amounted to a flying bomb was in itself a perilous business, let alone flying them into combat.  But these were desperate times.  The day and night bombing assault on Germany was bringing the mighty war machine to its knees, and aything that might help stem the tide was thrown into battle.  Powered by a mixture of two highly volatile chemicals, the slightest leak, or heavy landing could cause a huge explosion, and the mix was so corrosive that in the event of even a minor accident, the pilot could literally be dissolved.  Sitting in a cramped cockpit, surrounded by dangerous chemicals and ammunition, the intrepid aviator would be launched into the sky on what was, at best, a four minute mission.  After, hopefully, engaing the enemy, he would glide powerlessly back to the nearest airfield to be refuelled so as to attempt the hazardous operation all over again.  Though limited to a handful of victories, the Komet did make the Allied crews wonder what else the Luftwaffe had hidden up its sleeve, and had the distinction of being the forerunner of aircraft technology that eventually took aircraft into space.  Capable of nearly 600mph and climbing to 30,000ft in less than two minutes, this tiny rocket propelled Me163 Komet was typical of Germanys ingenuity in its desperate attempts to stem the havoc being wreaked by the USAAFs daylight bombers.

Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
£80.00

The Aircraft :
NameInfo
Flying FortressIn the mid-1930s engineers at Boeing suggested the possibility of designing a modern long-range monoplane bomber to the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1934 the USAAC issued Circular 35-26 that outlined specifications for a new bomber that was to have a minimum payload of 2000 pounds, a cruising speed in excess of 200-MPH, and a range of at least 2000 miles. Boeing produced a prototype at its own expense, the model 299, which first flew in July of 1935. The 299 was a long-range bomber based largely on the Model 247 airliner. The Model 299 had several advanced features including an all-metal wing, an enclosed cockpit, retractable landing gear, a fully enclosed bomb bay with electrically operated doors, and cowled engines. With gun blisters glistening everywhere, a newsman covering the unveiling coined the term Flying Fortress to describe the new aircraft. After a few initial test flights the 299 flew off to Wright Field setting a speed record with an average speed of 232-mph. At Wright Field the 299 bettered its competition in almost all respects. However, an unfortunate crash of the prototype in October of 1935 resulted in the Army awarding its primary production contract to Douglas Aircraft for its DB-1 (B-18.) The Army did order 13 test models of the 299 in January 1936, and designated the new plane the Y1B-17. Early work on the B-17 was plagued by many difficulties, including the crash of the first Y1B-17 on its third flight, and nearly bankrupted the Company. Minor quantities of the B-17B, B-17C, and B-17D variants were built, and about 100 of these aircraft were in service at the time Pearl Harbor was attacked. In fact a number of unarmed B-17s flew into the War at the time of the Japanese attack. The German Blitzkrieg in Europe resulted in accelerated aircraft production in America. The B-17E was the first truly heavily armed variant and made its initial flight in September of 1941. B-17Es cost $298,000 each and more than 500 were delivered. The B-17F and B-17G were the truly mass-produced wartime versions of the Flying Fortress. More than 3,400 B-17Fs and more than 8,600 B-17Gs would be produced. The American daylight strategic bombing campaign against Germany was a major factor in the Allies winning the War in Europe. This campaign was largely flown by B-17 Flying Fortresses (12,677 built) and B-24 Liberators (18,188 built.) The B-17 bases were closer to London than those of the B-24, so B-17s received a disproportionate share of wartime publicity. The first mission in Europe with the B-17 was an Eighth Air Force flight of 12 B-17Es on August 12, 1942. Thousands more missions, with as many as 1000 aircraft on a single mission would follow over the next 2 ½ years, virtually decimating all German war making facilities and plants. The B-17 could take a lot of damage and keep on flying, and it was loved by the crews for bringing them home despite extensive battle damage. Following WW II, B-17s would see some action in Korea, and in the 1948 Israel War. There are only 14 flyable B-17s in operation today and a total of 43 complete airframes

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 26th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
26August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O G. E. Moberley of 616 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O F. K. Webster of 610 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. B. Baker of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. M. Ridley of 616 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. Maxwell of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1940Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/O R. L. Edwards of 1 RCAF, was Killed.
26August1940Feldwebel Alfons Bacher of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Feldwebel Georg Lehmann of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Feldwebel Hans Ehlers of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Feldwebel Hans John of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Feldwebel Karl Rüttger of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Feldwebel Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a
26August1940Feldwebel Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a
26August1940German looses today were 46 destroyers with a further 7 probables. Made up of 20 ME109, plus maybe a further 5 ME109s 3ME110 plus one brought down by AA. And maybe a further 3 ME110's nine DO17, 5 HE111, 1 HE49 and 7 DO215
26August1940Hauptmann Dietrich Hrabak of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Hauptmann Erich von Selle of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Hauptmann Günther Lützow of JG 3 shot down a Defiant
26August1940Hauptmann Günther Lützow of JG 3 shot down a Defiant
26August1940Hauptmann Hans-Karl Mayer of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Hauptmann Hans-Karl Mayer of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Hauptmann Horst Liensberger of LG 1 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Alfred Zeis of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Erich Hohagen of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Erwin Biedermann of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Eugen Troha of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Gottfried Schlitzer of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Hans Kolbow of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Hans Kolbow of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Horst Buddenhagen of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Kuno-Adalbert Konopka of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Leutnant Ludwig Theopold of LG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Leutnant Winfried Schmidt of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 728 with 408 Hurricanes, 240 Spitfires, 56 Blenheims, amd 18 Defiants and 8 Gladiators
26August1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Hier of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberfeldwebel Robert Olejnik of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Hübner of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Adolf-Friedrich von Götz of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Erich Woitke of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Ernst Zobel of LG 1 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberleutnant Friedrich-Franz von Cramon of JG 3 shot down a Defiant
26August1940Oberleutnant Heinrich Sannemann of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Bennemann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Kühle of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberleutnant Josef Fözö of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Josef Priller of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Jost Kipper of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberleutnant Karl Westerhoff of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Oberleutnant Lothar Keller of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940Oberleutnant Richard Leppla of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Royal Force Losses today were 28 fighters with 4 pilots and 2 air gunners killed
26August1940Spitfire K9827 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and force landed. Sergeant Copeland injured.
26August1940Spitfire K9908 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
26August1940Spitfire N3275 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crash landed at Eastchurch. Flying Officer St Aubin injured.
26August1940Spitfire P9494 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and force landed near Portsmouth. Sergeant Boddington injured.
26August1940Spitfire P9496 Mk.Ia , DW-L, - Damaged by Me109s and abandoned over Hawkinge.
26August1940Spitfire R6595 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 over Folkestone and crashed on approach to Hawkinge.
26August1940Spitfire R6632 Mk.Ia - Damaged near Dungeness and force landed. Pilot Officer Walker injured.
26August1940Spitfire R6633 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Dungeness. Pilot Officer Marples injured.
26August1940Spitfire R6701 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and abandoned near Dungeness.
26August1940Spitfire R6758 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Dungeness. Sergeant Ridley killed.
26August1940Spitfire R6970 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
26August1940Spitfire R7018 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109.
26August1940Spitfire X4023 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 near Portsmouth and completed wheels up landing at Middle Wallop. Pilot Officer Horton ok.
26August1940Spitfire X4187 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109. Pilot Officer MacLean injured.
26August1940Spitfire X4188 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 near Bognor Regis and abandoned at sea. Sergeant Babbage parachuted to safety.
26August1940Unteroffizier Ernst Hammerl of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Unteroffizier Josef Keil of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Unteroffizier Konrad Zeller of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Unteroffizier Kurt Gräf of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Unteroffizier Ludwig Obermeier of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Unteroffizier Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
26August1940Unteroffizier Walter Ebert of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26August1940total number of 197 patrols involving 828 aircraft.
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 26th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
26August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Pudney of 64 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. Wright of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. A. Whipps of 602 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. W. J. Carr of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
26August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O H. K. Laycock of 79 & 87 Squadrons, 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