Defenders of Bastogne by Nicolas Trudgian - Aviation Art

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Defenders of Bastogne

By Nicolas Trudgian

 

December 27, 1944 . . .

At dawn, P-47s of the 406th Fighter Group blast over Bastogne. Their engines roar a salute to the 101st Airborne paratroopers below. Eleven days prior, the flyboys and Screaming Eagles formed a friendship at their base in Mourmelon, France.

Then, the Battle of the Bulge erupted and the 101st raced to defend Bastogne. When the 406th pilots were given their mission—to defend Bastogne from the air—they knew who they were flying for. Now, as the 3rd Army streams in having broken the German siege, the exhausted paratroopers know victory is at hand. 

Overall Print Size 32" x 22.5" 

 

MAIN EDITION (4 SIGNATURES): 100 PRINTS, $195 USD

Signed and numbered by artist Nick Trudgian & FOUR veterans:

  • Easy Company veteran Earl McClung
  • Silver Star recipient & 101st paratrooper Chris McEwan
  • 6th Armored Div. veteran Wayne Fields! 
  • An additional distinguished signer  

ALSO INCLUDES:

  • COA with "History Behind the Art" story

 

VICTORY EDITION (8 SIGNATURES): 190 PRINTS, $295 USD:

Signed and numbered by artist Nick Trudgian & EIGHT veterans:

  • Easy Company veteran Earl McClung
  • Silver Star recipient & 101st paratrooper Chris McEwan
  • 6th Armored Div. veteran Wayne Fields
  • Clarence Smoyer, WWII's most famous tank gunner!
  • Robert Kauffman, 36th Armored Infantry & author of The Replacement
  • Ken Glemby, pilot of the P-47 "Paula" (depicted) 
  • TWO additional distinguished signers     

ALSO INCLUDES:

  • COA with "History Behind the Art" story

 

ARTIST PROOF PACKAGE (12 SIGNATURES): 155 PRINTS, $495 USD

 Signed and numbered by artist Nick Trudgian & 12 veterans:

  • Easy Company veterans Freeman and McClung
  • 406th FG pilots Bernie Sledzik and Ken Glemby, pilot of the P-47 "Paula" (depicted)
  • Silver Star recipient & 101st paratrooper Chris McEwan
  • Silver Star tanker Bill Gast
  • And SIX other distinguished signers
PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 

  • A piece of metal skin from a P-47 Thunderbolt lost in a Dec. 1944 training mission, to frame with your print!
  • 101st and 3rd Army pins to frame with your print!   

 

ALSO INCLUDES:

  • COA with "History Behind the Art" story


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