The Guardian by Nicolas Trudgian - Aviation Art

$295.00 $350.00

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"The Guardian" 

 By Nicolas Trudgian

- December 20, 1943 -

  

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The German fighter pilot was taking a great risk. He had seen the faces of the wounded crewmen and decided to spare the damaged B-17 and more—to escort the plane out of Germany.

If a civilian or soldier on the ground reported him, the fighter pilot would face a firing squad. In the eyes of his country during war, he was a traitor. But to the defenseless American crew, he was their guardian.

Now, they had hopes of reaching England again, thanks to the mysterious German ace who held his fire. One day, the crew would know his name—Franz Stigler. In 1990, they’d invite Franz to their bomb group reunion where they’d introduce their families to the man who gave them the greatest of gifts—the chance to live.

EDITIONS:

THE MAIN EDITION: 490 PRINTS ($175)

  • Each numbered and signed by artist Nick Trudgian and 3 veterans. 

  • B-17 pilot Clayton Nattier

  • 379th BG B-17 gunner Hugh "Mac" McGinty

  • Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilot Gernot Heinrichsdorff

ALSO INCLUDES: 

  • COA with "History Behind the Art" story

VICTORY EDITION: 390 PRINTS ($295)

  • 390 prints, each numbered and signed by artist Nick Trudgian. Includes 8 veteran signatures. 
  • 379th BG veteran Hugh McGinty
  • Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilot Gernot Heinrichsdorff
  • Pilots Clayton Nattier, Don Carlson, and Newt Moy
  • B-17 gunner Mitch Mischler
  • Plus two distinguished 8th Air Force signers from the Main Edition
ALSO INCLUDES:
  • 1. Photo of Franz & Charlie to frame with your print 
  • 2. Color COA with "History Behind the Art" story

 

ARTIST PROOF: 190 PRINTS ($495)

Only 190 prints, each numbered and signed by artist Nick Trudgian. Includes 14 veteran signatures:

  • "The Guardian" himself - Franz Stigler (seperate)
  • 379th BG veterans Richard Fuller and Hugh McGinty
  • Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilots Jorg Czypionka, Eberhard Woerz, and Gernot Heinrichsdorff
  • B-17 pilots Clayton Nattier, Joe Clarke, and Newt Moy
  • Plus five distinguished 8th Air Force pilots and crew from our Main Edition
PACKAGE INCLUDES:
1. A relic from a B-17 that flew combat over Germany
2. Photo of Franz & Charlie to frame with your print
3. Color COA with "History Behind the Art" story

 

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