Clash Over Haseleunne by Robert Bailey

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CLASH OVER HASELEUNNE

The 100th Bomb Group was one of the Units taking part in the first daylight raid on Berlin on March 6th 1944. The US heavies had fighter escort for part of the flight but the the Luftwaffe attacked and the 'Bloody Hundredth' took the brunt of the massive assault. Fw190's and Me109's made concerted efforts to stop the raid but, despite heavy casualties, the Mighty 8th pressed on and bombed Berlin.

In Robert Bailey's scene shows the thick of the action as B-17G 'Our Gal Sal' piloted by Bob Shoens keeps formation as P-47 Thunderbolt escorts try to deflect the Luftwaffe attacks.

The 100th BG suffered severe losses and indeed only 'Our Gal Sal' actually made it back to Thorpe Abbotts after the raid.

The Print is Signed by Artist Robert Bailey and:-

Captain Bob SHOENS - 100th BG - Pilot of B-17 'Our Gal Sal'

The Print measures 32 x 23.5 Inches.