Tar Heel<br>
Tar Heel
$49.00

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"TAR HEEL - THE LADS FROM FOWLMERE" by JOHN DOUGHTY


50 Hand-signed and Numbered Limited Edition giclees $49
Size 13" x 19"

Each Tar Heel print is also signed by Staff Sergeant Gabe Cutri, who was the crew chief on all four 'Tar Heel' P-51 Mustangs flown by James Starnes. Mr. Curti received the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal, and European Theatre Medal. Mr. Cutri signed each print in January 2007. The 339th Fighter Group was stationed at Folwmere, England, and consisted of the 503rd, 504th, and 505th Fighter Squadrons. The 339th Fighter Group flew 264 missions and destroyed 239.5 enemy aircraft in the air, and 440.5 on the ground.


Captain James R. Starnes flew the P-51D Mustang 6N-X (44-14387) (specifications), which he named 'Tar Heel', when he was assigned to the 505th Fighter Squadron, 339th Fighter Group, 8th USAAF in Europe. He is an Ace with 6 air-to-air victories, 6.5 air-to-ground victories, and 6 damaged. He flew two combat tours with the 339th Fighter Group. He later flew 143 combat missions during the Vietnam War, and retired in 1974 from the United States Air Force as a Colonel with 32 years of service. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf cluster, the Air Medal with 22 Oak Leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, and French Croix de Guerre. Colonel James Starnes signed each Tar Heel print in January 2007. 50 Hand-signed and Numbered Limited Edition giclees (13" x 19") 10 Veteran Edition and 5 Artist Proofs

Each print is signed by Tar Heel P-51 Fighter Ace Col. James Starnes
and Tar Heel crew chief Gabe Cutri

50 Hand-signed and Numbered Limited Edition giclees (13" x 19") $49


Each print is signed by Tar Heel P-51 Fighter Ace Col. James Starnes and Tar Heel crew chief Gabe Cutri

Accessories

Gallant Beginning
Artist Signed Print:
Size 23" x 35"


The first military airplane flight west of the Appalachian Mountains, took place above Sam Houston Arthur MacArthur Field on March 2nd, 1910 with Lt. Benjamin Foulois at the controls
$100.00
Gallant Beginning


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