Limited Edition of 300

Overall Print Size – 27½” x 17″

Opening Sky

This print is Part 3 of a 3 part Tribute portfolio
Also includes:
Dawn Eagles Rising &
Height & Sun
P-51 Mustangs of the 78th Fighter Group cross the Dutch coastline returning to their base at Duxford after a long sweep of the Rhine crossing in April 1945.

Signed by the Artist & 3 P-51 Aces:
Colonel Clarence ‘Bud’ Anderson 357th Fighter Group/16.25 victories
Lieutenant Colonel Clyde East 10th Photo Recon Group/14.5 victories
Colonel Art Fiedler 325th Fighter Group/8 victories

Also available is Tribute Edition of 175
In addition to the three signatures of the Limited Edition, each copy of the P-51 Tribute Edition has been individually signed by a further 14 P-51 fighter pilots, making a total of 17 signatures in total

Major Bill Allen – 55th Fighter Group / 5 victories
Captain Jim Brooks – 31st Fighter Group/ 13 victories
Captain Clinton Burdick – 356th Fighter Group/ 5.5 victories
Captain Wayne Coleman – 78th Fighter Group/ 5 victories
First Lieutenant Raymond ‘Ted’ Conlin – 357th Fighter Group
Lieutenant Colonel Don Cummings – 27th, 55th Fighter Group/ 6.5 victories
Major Urban Drew – 361st Fighter Group/ 6 victories
Lieutenant Colonel Bob Goebel – 31st Fighter Group/ 11 victories
Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Karr – 52nd Fighter Group/ 6 victories
Colonel Walker ‘Bud’ Mahurin – 56th, 3rd, 51st Fighter Group /24.25 victories
Colonel Steve Pisanos – 4th Fighter Group/ 10 victories
First Lieutenant John Skara – 357th Fighter Group
Second Lieutenant Lowell Steward – 332nd Fighter Group (Tuskegee)
First Lieutenant Clint White – 31st Fighter Group
Also available is the Artist Proof Edition of 75
Issued together with all the components of the Tribute Edition, the 32 signature Artist Proofs are matted to include the original signatures of an additional 15 US pilots who flew fighters in combat, many of whom are top Aces and exponents of the P-51. They include many of the USAAF and USMC’s greatest names

Brigadier General Russell Berg – 10th Photo Recon Group
Colonel Don Blakeslee – 4th Fighter Group/ 14.5 victories
Major General Charles R. Bond – AVG/ 7 victories
Lieutenant Colonel ‘Kit’ Carson – 357th Fighter Group/ 18.5 victories
Major Herschel ‘Herky’ Green – 325th Fighter Group/ 18 victories
Colonel David ‘Tex’ Hill – AVG, 23rd Fighter Group/ 15.25 victories
Lieutenant Colonel Frank D. Hurlbut – 82nd Fighter Group/ 9 victories
Major Jack M. Ilfrey – 1st , 20th Fighter Group/ 7.5 victories
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Johnson – 56th Fighter Group/ 27 victories
Major General Carrol ‘Red’ McColpin- 71, 133 Squadron RAF, 404th Fighter Group/ 8 victories
Brigadier General Robin Olds – 479th Fighter Group, 8th TFW/ 17 victories
Major Richard ‘Bud’ Petersen – 357th Fighter Group / 15.5 victories
Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth A. Walsh – VMF-124, VMF-222/ 21 victories
Colonel Gerald Brown USAAF – 55th Fighter Group/ 5 victories
Colonel Francis ‘Gabby’ Gabreski – 56th Fighter Group, 4th, 51st FIW/ 34.25 victories