BEYOND THE STORM - -<b style= "color: red;font-weight:bold,"><br> New Release</b> by ANTHONY SAUNDERS<br>Available as a Pair with  CHECKING OUT
BEYOND THE STORM - -
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MUSTANGS OF THE MIGHTY 8th PORTFOLIO BY ANTHONY SAUNDERS A STUNNING PAIR OF PRINTS FEATURING P-51s OF THE 352nd FG

Flying his P-51D ‘Miss Helen’, Captain Ray Littge leads Mustangs of the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd FG back from a bomber escort mission to Germany, April 1945. As a harsh weather front closes in, the Mustangs race over the Suffolk coast on route to their base at Bodney.

BEYOND THE STORM by Anthony Saunders PART OF THE MUSTANGS OF THE MIGHTY 8th PORTFOLIO

When the American Eighth Air Force arrived in England in 1942 they had a second enemy to battle besides the Luftwaffe – the English weather.

The mighty Eighth, the largest and most powerful air force in the world, were on many occasions almost paralyzed by the unpredictable and unexpected climate – much to the relief of the Luftwaffe. Many of the aircrew had trained in the sunny air of southern California and took time to adjust to the grey, dismal skies, and the rolling banks of cloud that gathered over England and the near continent.

The winter of 1944 / 45 had been one of the worst on record with temperatures plunging across the whole country, bringing with it ice, freezing fog and drifting snow. But the war had gone on oblivious to the weather, and by April 1945 the sunless, dreary skies that had cast their frosty shadow over much of north-west Europe were long gone and the end was finally in sight.

This reflected the feeling amongst most of Europe towards the war in general – the storm was finally passing. Shortages of fuel, pilots and spares meant that the Luftwaffe was on its last legs, putting up little serious opposition. By now, after escorting the heavy bombers to their targets, complete groups of P-51 Mustangs were sweeping the entire western Reich on the return trip, strafing anything hostile on the ground. On one such mission fifteen Fighter Groups had gone on a strafing spree attacking 40 airfields in eastern Bavaria and western Czechoslovakia, claiming a record number of 747 aircraft destroyed on the ground. There wasn’t much left for the P-51s to destroy.

In this pair of eye-catching pieces, Anthony Saunders has chosen P-51s of the Mighty Eighth’s 352nd Fighter Group to represent all those who flew Mustangs so heroically with the US 8th Air Force from England during WWII. In the first, CHECKING OUT, the bad weather that has dogged the past few days is thankfully clearing, allowing the Group to begin their dispersal from Bodney to take part in an escort mission in early 1945. In the second, BEYOND THE STORM, the bad weather is, however, once again closing in as Captain Ray Littge, flying his P-51D Miss Helen, leads the 487th Fighter Squadron back home over the familiar Suffolk coastline in April 1945.

Each Print: Overall Size: 26 ¼” x 19 ¼”
Image Size: 20 ¾” x 12 ¾”

Each print is hand numbered and personally signed by the artist, Anthony Saunders.

THE REMARQUE EDITIONS

Widely considered as some of the best and largest in the industry, Anthony’s unique pencil remarques are individually created in the lower margin of the print. The first edition, consisting of 15 single sized remarques, are a perfect way to collect original art.

Created specially for the serious collector, the dramatic DOUBLE REMARQUES are much bigger than a standard remarque and exclusively restricted to just 10 copies worldwide. The demand for these superb creations is such that we urge you to reserve your remarques early to avoid disappointment.



Released as a pair with CHECKING OUT – each print is available individually or as a matching-numbered pair whilst stocks allow. THE LIMITED EDITION US $105
Edition Size - 225
THE ARTIST PROOFS US $160
Edition Size - 25
THE LIMITED EDITION PURCHASED AS A PAIR US $175
Edition Size - 225
THE ARTIST PROOFS PURCHASED AS A PAIR US $250
Edition Size - 25
THE REMARQUES US $510
Edition Size - 15
THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability) US $795
Edition Size - 10
THE REMARQUES PURCHASED AS A PAIR US $875
Edition Size - 15
THE DOUBLE REMARQUES PURCHASED AS A PAIR US $1330
Edition Size - 10








BEYOND THE STORM by ANTHONY SAUNDERS (352nd Fighter Group: 487th Fighter Squadron: P-51 Mustang: 8th Air Force)



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