ADVANCE INTO EUROPE - Multi-Signed Edition
Released back in 1994 as part of Nick's 'Classic Fighter' Series, 'Advance into Europe' immediately proved one of his most popular releases and is now 'secondary market' only. It depicts the P-47 Thunderbolt fighters of the 56th Fighter Group - the famous 'Wolfpack' shortly after D-day supporting the Allied advance into France.
Nick Trudgian has painted a fantastic scene, which is packed with detail as the Thunderbolt pilots roar low over a newly-liberated French village. Below, American armour advances while in the main square a knocked-out German Panther reminds them that a lot of hard fighting remains ahead.
The Print was originally Signed by FOUR famous P-47 Thunderbolt 'Aces' and this Print carries TWO extra signatures for a total of SIX:-
Colonel Hub ZEMKE - CO 56th Fighter Group - 17 Victories
Colonel Francis 'Gabby' GABRESKI - 56th Fighter Group - 28 Victories (Top US Ace in Europe)
Colonel Paul CONGER - 56th Fighter Group - 11.5 Victories
Major General Don STRAIT - 356th Fighter Group - 13 Victories
Captain Frank McCAULEY - 56th Fighter Group - 5.5 Victories
Lieutenant William 'Bill' HARTSHORN - 56th Fighter Group - (Paul Conger's wingman)
The Print is in Mint Condition and comes with the CoA
This is a rare opportunity to acquire this Edition with extra signatures.