CHECKING OUT  -<b style= "color: red;font-weight:bold,"> New Release<br> </b> by ANTHONY SAU NDERS<br> Available as a Pair with BEYOND THE STORM
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CHECKING OUT by Anthony Saunders

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


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

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. With luck they’ll be home long before the distant storm begins!



CHECKING OUT by ANTHONY SAUNDERS (p-51 Mustang: 8th Air Force: 352 Fighter Group:) @vbader..com

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