The Breach - Aviation Art by Anthony Saunders

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The Breach 

By Anthony Saunders

Guy Gibson engages enemy flak positions at the Möhne Dam whilst Lancaster AJ-J, with pilot David Maltby at the controls, banks steeply away after delivering the coup-de-grace. A huge explosion and towering pillar of water marks the breach where a vast torrent of water begins to rush into the valley below. 

Signed by George Johnson, who joined the RAF in 1940 and had flown 28 operations on Lancasters with 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa before joining 617 Squadron on 25 March, 1943. Bomb Aimer on American Joe McCarthy’s reserve Lancaster AJ-T, they attacked the Sorpe Dam. Being a reserve aircraft, this Lancaster had not been fitted with the twin Aldis spotlights necessary for accurate height keeping, and it was not until their tenth attempt before George released their bomb, hitting the Dam successfully. However, the dam survived the blast.  For his actions he was awarded the DFM. Commissioned in November 1943, he remained in the RAF after the war and retired in 1962.  Overall size: 19½" x 26½"

 

Print Size: 19 1/2" x 26 1/2"    

 

THE LIMITED EDITION (350 PRINTS): $130 USD 

Limited edition signatures:

  • Sqdn Ldr. George L. Johnson DFM

 

THE ARTIST PROOF (25 PRINTS): $190 USD 

Artist Proof signatures:

    • Sqdn Ldr. George L. Johnson DFM

 

THE REMARQUE (19 PRINTS): $375 USD

Remarque signatures:

  • Sqdn Ldr. George L. Johnson DFM

 

THE DAMBUSTERS ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO TWO-PRINT SET

This Limited Edition set includes both prints for a great deal: "The Breach" and "Final Briefing" by Anthony Saunders.

 

THE 2-PRINT LIMITED EDITION: $210 USD 

Limited edition signatures:

  • "The Breach" is signed by Sqdn Ldr. George L. Johnson DFM
  • "Final Briefing" is signed by Corporal Maureen Stevens 

THE 2-PRINT ARTIST PROOF: $325 USD

Artist Proof signatures:

  • "The Breach" is signed by Sqdn Ldr. George L. Johnson DFM
  • "Final Briefing" is signed by Corporal Maureen Stevens 

THE 2-PRINT REMARQUE: $675 USD

Remarque signatures:

  • "The Breach" is signed by Sqdn Ldr. George L. Johnson DFM
  • "Final Briefing" is signed by Corporal Maureen Stevens 

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