MUSTANGS OVER THE EAGLES NEST
Obersalzburg, a spectacularly picturesque area of Southern Germany in the Bavarian Alps became a focal point for the Allies as WW" was drawing to a close. This mountain village had become a Nazi stronghold with Private residences for Martin Bormann and Hermann Goering. At its centre was the Berghoff, the Fuher's private mountain retreat.
Believing this to be where Hitler and his closest henchman would make their final stand, in April 1945 Allied bombing raids reduced much of the area to ruins. The 'Eagles Nest, being an isolated target, survived the onslaught and endures to this day.
Nick Trudgian depicts the P-51D's of the 339th Fighter Group roaring over the rooftops of Hitler's 'Eagles Nest' - the Mustangs a fitting symbol of victory over tyranny.
The format included four smaller images paying tribute to the other Air Forces that served with such distinction.
The Print is Signed by FIVE USAAF Veterans:-
Lt. Colonel Lawrence POWELL - 339th FG - 8th Air Force
Master Sgt Dale MOON - 381st BG - 8th Air Force
1st Lt Ivan HASEK - 354th FG - 9th Air Force
Captain John MINECH - 410th BG - 12th Air Force
Major Robert STERNFELS - 98th BG - 15th Air Force
The Print measures 35 x 26 Inches.
The Print is in Mint Condition and comes with CoA