Droga do Nieba
Hurricanes of 303 (Polish) Squadron climb to intercept a raid on the morning of 27th September 1940. Within 20 minutes they were badly bounced by Me109s and three of the Hurricanes were shot down, two pilots died and one was badly burned.
I chose this day for many reasons, but principally because we could tell the story of the 11 pilots who went up that day. Each aircraft, pilot, serial number and position in formation is researched and identified. We even went to the extent of making sure the code letter style (there were two) and badge position was correct. As such, each print is supplied with a specially designed 16 page colour booklet/CofA that details each pilot and aircraft in the scene and their fate.
As there are no surviving members of 303 Squadron from the Battle of Britain period, we have been honoured to have Sqn Ldr Franciszek Kornicki sign 100 of the prints on behalf of them. Sqn Ldr Kornicki joined the squadron during the Battle of Britain but didn't fly operationally until after the Battle. He went on to have an outstanding career as a fighter pilot with other Polish squadrons and went on to command both 308 and 317 Sqn
Numbers 1-100 signed by the artist and Sqn Ldr Kornicki. £75
Numbers 101-300 signed by artist only £50
20 Artist's proofs signed the artist and Sqn Ldr Kornicki £95
- PRINT INFORMATION
- Image size:62cm x 32cm (24" x 12")
- Overall size:71cm x 43cm (28" x 17")
- Limited edition of:320
- Product code:P60Year published:2011
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