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Wolfpack Leader Downs Five (Pilot Signed)

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  • Wolfpack Leader Downs Five (Pilot Signed) (woledofi) Aviation Art

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L/E of 950 & 56 Artist Proofs
S/N by the Artist & 6 (six) P-47 Pilots
Image Size:18 3/4" X 26 1/4"
Paper Size:22 5/8" X 29 1/4"

Plane Type: P-47 Thunderbolt

As his salute to the 56th Fighter group, historical artist Jerry Crandall has captured Col. David Schilling in his P-47 "Hairless Joe" when he encountered over 100 bogeys 23 Dec. 1944. After multiple vectors, Schilling added 3 Bf 109's and 2 Fw 190's to his victory tally. This would be recognized as a record day not only for Col. Schilling but for the group as well as they downed 37 E/A in an historic air battle over Bonn, Germany. Schilling assumed command of the 56th after Col. Hub Zemke. He ended the war as a top ace with 22.5 aerial and 10.5 ground victories. This highly respected leader was killed in a 1956 auto accident in England. Captured with incredible detail and accuracy, this highly accurate historic print honors Col. Schilling and all members of the famed 56th!

Personally autographed by the Artist and Six Leading 56th Fighter Group Aces all now USAF (ret.):
- Col. Hubert “Hub” Zemke
- Col. Francis “Gabby” Gabreski
- Lt. Gen. Gerald Johnson
- Lt. Col. Robert S. Johnson
- Col. Walker “Bud” Mahurin
- Col. Frank Klibbe.

PLANE JUNKIE - Wolfpack Leader Downs Five by Jerry Crandall (P-47 Thunderbolt)

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