First Sting – Ace James F. Luma
This lithograph depicts 1st Lt. James F. "Lou" Luma's first of five
victories with No. 418 Sq. (RCAF) 21/22 Jan. 1944. 1st Lt. Luma
is flying "Moonbeam McSwine", a D.H. Mosquito F MKII code letters
TH*D, Serial No. HJ715. Twenty miles S.W. of Wunstorf A/F, Germany,
Luma encountered a Me-410. Quoted from Luma's report:
"We did a quick orbit to port, coming behind him and chasing him for
about 15-20 miles. We were on his tail and gave him a 2-3 second
burst of cannon and m.g. from about 250-100 yards. Pulling from
about 500 ft. strikes on fuselage were followed by a ball of fire which
enabled us to identify E/A as a 410. A large piece broke off to the left
and he went down. The observer saw him go in and explode and burn
on the ground. Two pieces of plywood were found imbedded in the
leading edge of the Mosquito's starboard wing on return to the base."
Hand signed by the Ace JAMES F. LUMA and artist ROY GRINNELL.
Overall size of this lithograph is 24" x 30."
1250 Signed and Numbered limited edition lithographs. $175
FIRST STING by ROY GRINNELL(Mosquito: 418 Squadron: RCAF: De Havilland Mosquito: RAF)@vbader.com