by Anthony Saunders

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In this pair of eye-catching pieces, Anthony Saunders has chosen P-51s of the Mighty Eighth’s 352nd Fighter Group to represent all those who flew Mustangs so heroically with the US 8th Air Force from England during WWII. In the first, Checking Out, the bad weather that has dogged the past few days is thankfully clearing, allowing the Group to begin their dispersal from Bodney to take part in an escort mission in early 1945. In the second, Beyond the Storm, the bad weather is, however, once again closing in as Captain Ray Littge, flying his P-51D Miss Helen, leads the 487th Fighter Squadron back home over the familiar Suffolk coastline in April 1945.


Released as a pair with A WELCOME RETURN, Anthony Saunders' new painting, CLASH OF EAGLES, features P-51 Mustangs of the 20th Fighter Group, flying out of Kings Cliffe to engage Me109’s from JG77 in a furiously contested dogfight. Below them a formation of B-17’s from the 379th Bomb Group fly through the chaos, doggedly maintaining their course, as they head on to attack the huge synthetic oil refinery at Meresburg, southern Germany, on 11 September 1944. So vital was this refinery to the Nazi war machine that it became one of the most heavily defended targets in Germany, the air defences even surpassing those of Berlin.


The book & print portfolio

This prestigious limited edition portfolio, issued as a lasting tribute to the Dambusters and the men of 617 Squadron, includes an individually numbered copy of the book THE DAMBUSTERS. Presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase, each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of Anthony Saunders’ dramatic limited edition print COUP DE GRÂCE – THE MÖHNE DAM.

The Tribute Edition

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Halifaxes of 76 Sqn head north over Gold Beach towards England after attacking German gun batteries behind the landing zones in the early hours of D-Day. Escorted by P-51 Mustangs from the 359th Fighter Group they witness the unforgettable sight unfolding below them in the light of dawn, as a vast flotilla of landing craft heads toward the Normandy shore.



On the morning of Sunday 7 December 1941 the Japanese launched their infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprise was complete; within a few terrifying minutes, bombs and torpedoes had damaged or destroyed much of the US Pacific Fleet peacefully at anchor, and almost all of the fighters on the ground. But as an Aichi D-3A bomber targets the battleship California, a lone P-40 has managed to get airborne in the chaos to engage the enemy.


Whilst the Allies pushed ever closer towards Berlin, in the south, amidst the snow-capped mountains of the Italian Alps, an equally bitter and increasingly brutal battle was raging as the Axis forces struggled to keep open their last major supply route – the Brenner Pass.

Anthony Saunders’ dramatic painting captures one encounter that occurred on 14 March 1945 when B-25 Mitchells from the 321st Bomb Group ran into a group of ANR Bf109s from 1 Gruppo Caccia whose top Ace, Major Adriano Visconti, led the charge. His attack, however, was short-lived as he took hits from the P-47D of 2nd Lt Charles Eddy flying escort with the 350th Fighter Group. Visconti was forced to bale out over the snow-clad mountains below.



Anthony Saunders’ superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capital’s warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.

by Anthony Saunders


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