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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
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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)
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Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Tim Fisher
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Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Tim Fisher
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Original painting by Tim Fisher. Image size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Tim Fisher£500 Off!Now : £1900.00VIEW EDITION...
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Ex display in near perfect coondition with minor handling dent on image.
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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)

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 P-51 Mustangs of the 20th Fighter Group, flying out of Kings Cliffe to engage Me109s from JG77 in a furiously contested dogfight. Below them a formation of B-17s from the 379th Bomb Group fly through the chaos, doggedly maintaining their course, as they head on to attack the huge synthetic oil refinery at Meresburg, southern Germany, on 11 September 1944. So vital was this refinery to the Nazi war machine that it became one of the most heavily defended targets in Germany, the air defences even surpassing those of Berlin.

Clash of Eagles by Anthony Saunders.
 Like many other missions they had undertaken in the summer of 1944, this one had been particularly cold, tough and dangerous for pilot Harry Seip and the crew of B17G <i>Silver Meteor</i>.  The First Lieutenant and his men had set out on that morning, 11th July 1944, from a peaceful Framlingham, on another arduous mission to Munich.  With their bomb load dropped the crew headed for home, but the battle-scarred Fortress had been hit more than once, leaving the inner port engine shot out and <i>Silver Meteor</i> had steadily dropped behind the fast-disappearing bomber stream.  Things were not looking good for Harry and his crew as the Luftwaffe fighters circled like sharks, closing in for an easy kill.  Luckily the enemy pilots were not the only ones that had spotted the ailing Fortress.  The P-51s of two of the best Aces in the Eighth Air Force - Bud Anderson and Kit Carson - had also seen the danger and came tearing out of the blue sky into the action.  Within minutes the German pilots had fled and the crew of <i>Silver Meteor</i> could breathe a sigh of relief.  With these two legendary Aces guiding them home, Harry and his men would survive to fight another day.  Harry Seip is now the last surviving member of the crew of <i>Silver Meteor</i>.  This remarkable event has lived vividly in his memory since the war and he has always been thankful to Bud Anderson for saving his life and those of his men.  Unfortunately, these two outstanding heroes have never been able to meet, but thanks to this new edition both can finally come together to add authenticity to this remarkable story by personally signing this poignant edition.

Wounded Warrior by Richard Taylor. (AP)
 The relieved but weary crew members of Ol Gappy of the 379th Bomb Group, as they nurse their battle scarred B-17G back to their base at Kimbolton. Close behind them, the remainder of the group, relieved to see familiar territory, makes its final approach after the grueling mission to Meresburg on 11 September 1944.

A Welcome Return by Anthony Saunders. (B)
 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. (AP)

The Aircraft :
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 : 29th July
29July1940 Flakzug of JG 26 shot down a Blenheim
29July1940AA at Dover shot down two German bombers
29July1940Battle L5502 Mk.1 , WT-D, - Lost
29July1940Battle L5584 , WT-?, - Lost without trace. Pilot Officer M J A Kirdy killed, Sergeant N Longcluse killed, Sergeant R McG Hettle killed.
29July1940Blenheim R3619 Mk.IV , UX-?, - Crashed into sea. Flight Lieutenant F W S Keighley taken prisoner, Sergeant J W H Parsons taken prisoner, Sergeant K D MacPherson killed.
29July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O D. R. Gamblen of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
29July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Sgt. C. J. Cooney of 56 Squadron, was Killed.
29July1940Feldwebel Arthur Haase of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Feldwebel Eduard Hemmerling of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Feldwebel Siegfried Schnell of JG 2 shot down a Blenheim
29July1940Four squadrons shot down eight Ju87s and seven Me109s and possible five Ju87s and two Me109s. AA accounted for two Ju87s. RAF lost two Spitfires and one Hurricane.
29July1940Hauptmann Horst Tietzen of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Ju88 crash near Bury St Edmunds.
29July1940Leutnant Hans Bosch of JG 27 shot down a Blenheim
29July1940Major Adolf Galland of III./Jagdgeschwader 26 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940No.145 Squadron shot down one Ju88 off Portsmouth
29July1940No.151 Squadron shot down two Me110s and another probable. One Hurricane crashed on landing.
29July1940No.17 Squadron shot down one He111 which was reconnoitring a convoy off Harwich
29July1940No.41 Squadron lost a Spitfire
29July1940No.56 Squadron lost a Hurricane
29July1940No.610 Squadron probably destroyed one Do215.
29July1940No.64 Squadron lost a Spitfire
29July1940No.85 Squadron may have shot down a Do17
29July1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 639 with 328 Hurricanes, 241 Spitfires, 66 Blenheims, amd 20 Defiants
29July1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Beeck of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Schmid of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Oberleutnant Ernst Terry of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Oberleutnant Josef Priller of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Meyer of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
29July1940Oberleutnant Sophus Baagoe of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
29July1940Oberleutnant Walter Krauß of 2. (H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 21 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Oberstleutnant Johannes Hintz of Flak-Regiment 101 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Oberstleutnant Walter von Hippel of Flak-Regiment 102 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Oberstleutnant i.G. Walter Loebel of Kampfgeschwader 30 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Spitfire N3038 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Dover. F/O Gamblen killed.
29July1940Spitfire N3042 Mk.Ia , LZ-M, - Crashed in sea on convoy patrol off Orfordness.
29July1940Spitfire N3112 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109.
29July1940Spitfire N3113 Mk.Ia - Crash landed.
29July1940Spitfire N3264 Mk.Ia - Crash landed after combat with Me109 at Manston.
29July1940Spitfire R6643 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Ju87 over St.Margarets Bay and force-landed. Sgt Binham safe.
29July1940Unteroffizier Bernhard Braun of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
29July1940Unteroffizier Karl Steffen of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
29July1940Unteroffizier Walter Scherer of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 29th July


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