"FIRST VICTORY" by ROY GRINNELL
Signed by WWI Ace GEORGE VAUGHN: $175
This painting by Roy Grinnell depicts Vaughn’s first victory in an
S.E.5a, on 16 June, 1918, over Beaucourt, France. In Vaughn’s own
words, “I remember my first combat victory. The Pfalz I was engaged
with got a long burst into my tail before I knew he was even in the sky.
That was a great lesson never to be forgotten, always see the other fellow
first and never let him see you first. Fortunately his aim was quite poor
and after that it was only the routine we had learned in combat school.
Eventually he turned for home. I chased him, which wasn’t the right
thing to do as it turned out. When I finally caught up with him I was
quite far into German territory and my flight commander really read me
off later, because he didn’t relish being pulled that far into Germany
just to watch over me. The Pfalz was confirmed by people in the
squadron and on the ground. He fell in flames.”
Hand signed by Ace GEORGE VAUGHN and artist ROY GRINNELL:
The overall size of this lithograph is 24" x 30".
1250 Signed and Numbered limited edition lithographs.$175 each
FIRST VICTORY by ROY GRINNELL (WWI: George Vaugh)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts