ONE OF FOUR THAT DAY
Rare Secondary Market Print $395
Signed by Chuck Yeager
Artiist Roy Grinnell
The print depicts the mission of 27 November 1944, when Yeager scored four victories. At 21 years old, Yeager was already a seasoned Ace with 7.5 victories. Suddenly, Yeager heard the call, “Bandits at 11 o’clock”. Sure enough there were two huge formations of German fighters - one group of about 50 and the second group even larger. As the 363rd Fighter Squadron turned toward the enemy, Maj Bud Anderson told Yeager, who had a better position, to take over the lead. Then, Yeager said, “I passed in front of the little gang and climbed over the back end of the large bunch to 32,000 feet. I jumped the last enemy aircraft, which was a FW-190. He went into a rolling dive to the right and then pulled up into a tight turn to the right. I shot a side deflection from his right and got hits around 200 yards. He snapped and the tail flew off.” Over the next five minutes, Yeager engaged in several furious turning battles, and downed three more of the FW-190s, ending up with four confirmed victories that day.
ONE OF FOUR THAT DAY by ROY GRINNELL (p-51Mustang:
Chuck Yeager: Kit Carson:: 363rd Fighter Group)@vbader.com