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LOOK NO HANDS


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On the morning of June 29th, 1943, two P-51 Mustang fighters took off from Lympne Airfield on the south coast of England and set course for German occupied France.

A squadron of Typhoon fighters arrived overhead to escort them across the English Channel.

The unusual element concerning the Mustangs was that Squadron Leader James MacLachlan, had only one arm, losing the other one during the Battle of Malta. The other pilot Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Page, who had received serious burns during the Battle of Britain and spending two years in hospital had only partial use of both hands.

The object of the mission was to penetrate deep into France, just south of Paris, flying at tree-top level, would arrive in the area where German Luftwaffe night-fighters would be carrying out daytime tests before their night combat sorties against the bomber formations of the RAF and their raids over Germany.

On their way there, they four Henshel 126 aircraft which they shot down. Minutes later they sighted a number of Junkers Ju88 night-fighters flying in the vacinity og their airfield base and immediately the two Mustangs attacked them. Squadron Leader James MacLachlan shot down one of the Ju88's and then he and Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Page attacked another as it approached to land.

Frank Woottons painting depicts the destruction of the second Ju88 with Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Page's Mustang flying in the foreground.

 

Each print in this edition has been personally signed by Frank Wootton and highly distnguished RAF Fighter Pilot;

 

Wing Commander Geoffrey Page DSO, DFC

 

Overall Print size: 23" x 15".

Edition Size: 850

IMPORTANT NOTES:

This print has been previously framed. It has not been taped or stuck to the mount and has no fading at all to the image or the surrounding border which is common for framed prints. Unfortunately there is a noticeable handling crease on the right hand side outer white border. It does not appear within the image, therefore if this print was to be re-framed it would not be visible.

The original certificate of authenticity is still with the print.


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