It’s the 4th June 1944. Halifax Bombers of 431 Squadron are tasked with a daylight mission against enemy gun positions at Calais and coastal batteries at Merville-Franceville-Plage. The targets were marked by Pathfinder Mosquitos and bombing Accuracy was very good. The raid was in fact a feint for the D-Day landings which took place on the 6th June. On the return flight to their home base at Croft Aerodrome in Yorkshire, the crews had orders not to fly East of Southampton, and as they neared the Isle of Wight, they were rewarded with the spectacular sight of the Allied invasion fleet gathering for what proved to be one of the most significant and historic events of the second World War. The Limited Editions are signed by the artist along with RAF Bomber Command pilot who flew on D-Day; Flight Lieutenant George Dunn, DFC, Ld’H Last One in Stock! Edition Size: 200 Overall Size: 20” x 27½ (51 x 70cm)

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