Eagles Artist Proof
Signed & numbered Artist's Proof, edition size: 10. Prints remaining as of 2 November 2018: 7. Overall print size: 22" x 36". Each print is co-signed by three RAF Eagle Squadron pilots.
This print was released in conjunction with the American Eagle Squadrons' induction into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio on July 19, 2002. The prints are signed and numbered by the artist and co-signed by three of the original Eagle Squadron members Jim Gray, Bill Edwards and Art Roscoe. This is an extremely small edition of a historically significant subject.
121 Eagle Squadron is depicted over Dieppe on August 19, 1942 during their first sortie of the day 0840-1030. Pictured from bottom to top are: F/Lt W.J. Daley AV-D (AA841) Sgt George Carpenter AV-I (P8339) P/O G.B. Fetrow AV-P (BM401) P/O E.B. Smith AV-W (AB423). The Eagle Squadrons were made up of American pilots who joined the RAF in order to fight the Nazis before the USA was involved in WWII. The Dieppe Raid in which so many Canadian soldiers lost their lives marked the first and only action in which all three Eagle Squadrons, 71, 121 and 133, operated together. In September of 1942 the three squadrons were officially turned over by the RAF to the fledgling 8th Air Force and became the famous 4th Fighter Group.