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33 x 25.25 inches

RELEASE DATE

2000


“ANGELS TWENTY FINE ART” watermark does not appear on print

Western Desert, North Africa, 20th of November 1941.  

This incredible limited edition print pays tribute to the RAAF Desert Air Force showing RAAF Tomahawks of no.3 Squadron fly over a downed Messerschmitt Bf 110 after a dogfight near El Adem-Acroma, Western Desert.

The Signatures

Artist

Geoff Lea

Pilots

WG.CDR. Bobby Gibbs

Born at Young New South Wales May 6 1916. Joined RAAF February 1940 serving initially with 23 Sqdn. was then posted to 450 Sqdn. to go to the Middle East where he switched to 3 Sqdn. Whilst in the desert he proved to be a resolute fighter pilot with several kills to his credit. Gibbs became C.O. 3 Sqdn. which was now equipped with Kittyhawks. He was shot down on May 26, 1942 by the return fire from a JU88 and suffered a broken ankle as a result of the crash. Whilst attacking a German airfield on 21 December one of his pilots was shot down, Gibbs landed nearby and picked him up. In January 1943 he received his DSO and was shot down again on the 14th behind enemy lines. His desert tour ended 19 April 1943 He returned to Australia to lead 80 Wing RAAF in the South West Pacific but saw no air-to-air combat. He is credited with 12 aircraft destroyed, 5 probable and 16 damaged.

CAPT. Alan Rawlinson

Born July 31 1918, Fremantle Western Australia. Joined RAAF July 1938. He was posted to 3 Sqdn. Middle East as a Flight Commander. He scored air victories flying Gladiators, Tomahawks and Hurricanes. In October 1941 he was awarded his DFC and awarded a Bar to his DFC in December. He was posted back to Australia in 1942. In May 1943 he formed and commanded 79 RAAF Sqdn. flying Spitfire V's and led this unit to New Guinea, Goodeneough and Kiriwina Islands. In 1945 he led 78 Fighter Wing based at Tarakan, Borneo later that year returning to Australia. He later took up a permanent position with RAF in the UK as an acting Group Captain. He was posted to command 54 Sqdn. at Oldihamin 1949 as Wing Commander flying Vampires and later was awarded the AFC and received an OBE in 1958. He is credited with 8 aircraft destroyed, 2 probable and 8 damaged.

SQDN.LDR. Tom Trimble

Joined the RAAF January 1940 and was posted to 21 Sqdn. then to 25 Sqdn. and posted to the Middle East arriving in October the same year to join 3 Sqdn. Saw combat flying Gladiators and Hurricanes but did most of his flying in Tomahawks. Trimble spent a good deal of his time as a "weaver alerting the Squadron to attacking aircraft. On the day he was stood down to be sent back to Australia, the 13 December, he was involved in a dog-fight where two Bf 109's attacked him. Cannon shells ripped into the bottom of his aircraft fracturing his fuel line and smashed into his canopy. Momentarily unconscious with flames filling his cockpit his crippled Tomahawk spun to earth. The brownish Messerschmitt with the white spinner that did the damage was yellow 14 flown by Luftwaffe super ace Hauptmann Hans Joachim Marseille. Crash landing behind enemy lines and being badly burnt about the face Tommy Trimble finally made it back to 3 Squadron's aerodrome aonn the 20 December. He finished the war as Chief Flying Instructor at Mildura. He is credited with 2 aircraft destroyed and 5 damaged.

* These figures do not include aircraft destroyed or damaged on the ground.

Certificate of Authenticity: Yes

Framing: Please see framing details here

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Lithograph

SIZE 

33 x 25.25 inches

RELEASE DATE

2000


“ANGELS TWENTY FINE ART” watermark does not appear on print

Western Desert, North Africa, 20th of November 1941.  

This incredible limited edition print pays tribute to the RAAF Desert Air Force showing RAAF Tomahawks of no.3 Squadron fly over a downed Messerschmitt Bf 110 after a dogfight near El Adem-Acroma, Western Desert.

The Signatures

Artist

Geoff Lea

Pilots

WG.CDR. Bobby Gibbs

Born at Young New South Wales May 6 1916. Joined RAAF February 1940 serving initially with 23 Sqdn. was then posted to 450 Sqdn. to go to the Middle East where he switched to 3 Sqdn. Whilst in the desert he proved to be a resolute fighter pilot with several kills to his credit. Gibbs became C.O. 3 Sqdn. which was now equipped with Kittyhawks. He was shot down on May 26, 1942 by the return fire from a JU88 and suffered a broken ankle as a result of the crash. Whilst attacking a German airfield on 21 December one of his pilots was shot down, Gibbs landed nearby and picked him up. In January 1943 he received his DSO and was shot down again on the 14th behind enemy lines. His desert tour ended 19 April 1943 He returned to Australia to lead 80 Wing RAAF in the South West Pacific but saw no air-to-air combat. He is credited with 12 aircraft destroyed, 5 probable and 16 damaged.

CAPT. Alan Rawlinson

Born July 31 1918, Fremantle Western Australia. Joined RAAF July 1938. He was posted to 3 Sqdn. Middle East as a Flight Commander. He scored air victories flying Gladiators, Tomahawks and Hurricanes. In October 1941 he was awarded his DFC and awarded a Bar to his DFC in December. He was posted back to Australia in 1942. In May 1943 he formed and commanded 79 RAAF Sqdn. flying Spitfire V's and led this unit to New Guinea, Goodeneough and Kiriwina Islands. In 1945 he led 78 Fighter Wing based at Tarakan, Borneo later that year returning to Australia. He later took up a permanent position with RAF in the UK as an acting Group Captain. He was posted to command 54 Sqdn. at Oldihamin 1949 as Wing Commander flying Vampires and later was awarded the AFC and received an OBE in 1958. He is credited with 8 aircraft destroyed, 2 probable and 8 damaged.

SQDN.LDR. Tom Trimble

Joined the RAAF January 1940 and was posted to 21 Sqdn. then to 25 Sqdn. and posted to the Middle East arriving in October the same year to join 3 Sqdn. Saw combat flying Gladiators and Hurricanes but did most of his flying in Tomahawks. Trimble spent a good deal of his time as a "weaver alerting the Squadron to attacking aircraft. On the day he was stood down to be sent back to Australia, the 13 December, he was involved in a dog-fight where two Bf 109's attacked him. Cannon shells ripped into the bottom of his aircraft fracturing his fuel line and smashed into his canopy. Momentarily unconscious with flames filling his cockpit his crippled Tomahawk spun to earth. The brownish Messerschmitt with the white spinner that did the damage was yellow 14 flown by Luftwaffe super ace Hauptmann Hans Joachim Marseille. Crash landing behind enemy lines and being badly burnt about the face Tommy Trimble finally made it back to 3 Squadron's aerodrome aonn the 20 December. He finished the war as Chief Flying Instructor at Mildura. He is credited with 2 aircraft destroyed and 5 damaged.

* These figures do not include aircraft destroyed or damaged on the ground.

Certificate of Authenticity: Yes

Framing: Please see framing details here

Shipping
This Item Ships to   
Delivery

Estimated between  and

Will usually ship within 1 business day.

   

Please allow 5 business days for your order to arrive.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap!

Here are 4 more great reasons to buy from us:

so
   

You get a full 365 days to return your item to us. If for any reason our prints or books don't meet your standards, simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund you every cent.

Returns are easy, simply contact us for a returns number and send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. We'll get you a replacement or refund.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from A20AVIATIONART.COM is 100% safe and secure so you can rest easy. Your personal details are never shared, sold or rented to anyone either.

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