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21 Seconds to Splash 5

$175.00
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American Fighter Aces Print

August 28, 1972. Captain Steve Ritchie, flying his favorite F-4 #463, was leading Buick Flight from the east over North Vietnam. Suddenly, there was a lot of chatter over the UHF radio...chatter from Red Crown (Navy radar ship) off the coast and Disco (Air Force RC-121 orbiting over Laos). Buick Flight was alerted to two MiG-21s (Blue Bandits) 60 miles away. Ritchie headed southwest, in the direction to intercept, passing huge thunderheads and cumulus clouds. Red Crown called, "MiGs are RTB (ordered back to Hanoi). They are in your front quarter Buick...40 miles and closing...25, 15, 10, 5." Ritchie strained for a visual and jammed the throttles of his big jet into full afterburner, climbing and turning toward the targets. Right now...two miles. Red Crown called again, "Bandits 239..." Ritchie, "I got'em, I got'em." The future Ace tightened his left turn to the max and the Four Star Phantom strained under the G forces. Two Sparrow missiles were fired...nothing, out of range. Now, in the six o'clock position and closing, Ritchie fired the last two Sparrows. First the left...then the right. The enemy fighters were at the edge of the AIM-7 envelope and slipped into a thin overcast. Seconds ticked by...18, 19, 20. Suddenly, emerging from the haze, the first missile streaked by on the left, spooked the lead MiG into a right turn, and solved the problem for the second Sparrow. A fireball engulfed the MiG-21 and lit up the sky. Captain Steve Ritchie of the famed 555th Fighter Squadron had just become the first and only Air Force Pilot Ace of the Vietnam War.

"21 Seconds to Splash 5" is hand signed by Vietnam War F-4 Ace Steve Ritchie and artist Roy Grinnell. This image depicts Steve Ritchie's Fifth Victory, August 28, 1972 Southwest of Hanoi, North Vietnam Capt. Ritchie was in the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He completed the war with Five Victories.

Overall size of the lithograph is 24" x 30"

1250 Signed and Numbered limited edition lithographs - $175.00

4 of 5 on the 6th

$95.00

April 6, 1945: Lt(jg) Willis Hardy of VF-17, from the USS Hornet, was among the numerous Hellcats launched to counter Kikusui, the first of the massive kamikaze raids sent to destroy the Task Force off Okinawa. While flying RAPCAP over the Radar Picket ships north of Okinawa, Hardy and his wingman shot down 2 escort and 4 Kamikaze aircraft. At about sunset they were vectored to intercept a pair of suicide aircraft (Yokusuka D4Y4-Judy) that were stalking a burning picket. This realistic depiction shows the destruction of the first Judy after Hardy flamed it, just before it crashed into the sea with a violent explosion. With one operable gun left, Bill dispatched Judy #2 after dark, thus earning him the prestigious Navy Cross medal for this his 5th and final victory of the day, followed by his very first night carrier landing.

300 Limited Edition S&N fine art prints signed by Hellcat Ace Bill Hardy and Roy Grinnell
Size: 17" x 22" - $95.00

100 S&N fine art giclees (Artist only signed) on heavy art paper or canvas are available in the following sizes and price ranges:
12x18 - $175.00
16x24 - $265.00
20x30 - $375.00

A Bit O' Lace

$45.00

"Lace" was a cartoon character created for the enlisted men by Milton Caniff in the 1940's. It was later used as nose art on the famous B-17 bomber "A Bit O'Lace" The painting depicts a Me-109 of the Luftwaffe's "Home Defense Force" attacking a formation of B-17's including "A Bit O'Lace."

This original oil painting of "A Bit O'Lace" measures 20-1/2" x 30" 100 limited edition S&N fine art giclees are available of this image on either canvas or heavy paper in the following sizes and price ranges:
12 x 18 - $165.00
20 x 30 - $375.00

19x13 fine art open edition artist signed print in acid free sleeve - $45.00
16x20 fine art open edition artist signed print in acid free sleeve - $70.00

A Deadly Game of Chicken

$95.00

B-17's are outbound headed for home, about 40 miles North of their target, Bizerte, Tunisia. It is about noon, March 23, 1943. Captain Darrell Welch is in command of the twelve ship escort from the 1st FG, 27th FS. Two Me109 G-4's make an attack on the rear ships of one flight. Captain Welch turns into them and Oberleutnant Wolfgang Dreifke, of JG 53, finds himself head to head with Welch who hits him very hard with the 4 – 50's and 20mm of the P-38, forcing Dreifke to leave a burning airplane as the outcome from this "deadly game of chicken." This is Darrell's 2nd victory. The following day, he takes command of the 27th FS. He will finish the war with 5 confirmed victories over the Mediterranean in Sky Ranger.

300 S&N numbered fine art prints, in acid free sleeve
signed by P-38 Ace Darrell Welch and Roy Grinnell
17 x 22 - $95.00

100 Artist S&N Giclees on canvas or heavy paper
12 x 18 - $175.00
16 x 24 - $265.00
20 x 30 - $375.00

A Record for Russo

$150.00

American Fighter Aces Series

The legendary Mustang was designed for the British Royal Air Force, who took it into combat in July 1942. Belatedly accepted by the U.S. Army Air Forces as the P-51A, the USAAF made limited use of the Allison-engine fighter as a reconnaissance and ground-attack aircraft. Fitted with the wing-mounted dive brakes, the P-51A became the A-36, and was sent to the Mediterranean in early 1943 to equip the 27th and the 86th Fighter-Bomber Groups.

Assigned to the 27th's 552nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 1st Lt. Michael T. Russo, from Cleveland, Ohio, scored his first victory in the dive bomber version of the Mustang on 13 September 1943, scored another in October and a third on 8 December, enroute to Ferentino, Italy to bomb a railroad station, Russo's flight was attacked by 16 Me-109s. Russo tagged onto a '109 as it dove past and, firing a long burst into the plane, watched it spin into the ground. Warned of a second Messersmitt diving on him from behind, he racked his Mustang around and blew his attacker out of the sky. His fifth victory made him the first Mustang ace and the only A-36 ace in World War II.

"A Record for Russo" is hand signed by Ace 1st Lt. Michael T. Russo, 27th Fighter-Bomber Group, 522nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron.

The overall size of this lithograph is 24" x 30"

1250 Signed and Numbered Lithographs and 50 Artist Proofs: $150.00

A Salute to Navy and Marine Aces

$45.00
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By popular request, Roy's impressive "Salute to Navy and Marine Aces" is now available as a limited edition, fine art giclee on canvas or heavy art paper. The image is an incredible formation of Navy and Marine aircraft from WW1 to Vietnam. The original painting is on display at the Naval Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

100 S&N limited edition fine art giclees are available on canvas or heavy art paper in following sizes and prices:
16 x 24 - $265.00
24 x 36 - $450.00

16 x 20 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print - $70.00
19 x 13 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print - $45.00

A Shot Across the Bow

$400.00

This image depicts the dramatic torpedo attack by B-26 pilot Lt. James P. Muri on the Japanese carrier Akagi, 150 miles northwest of Midway. Signed by James P. Muri and Roy Grinnell.

50 S&N Artist Proofs
20 x 30 - $400.00

A Shot of Old Crow

$175.00

April 11, 1944. Capt. Clarence "Bud" Anderson was flying his P-51B "Old Crow" west of Hanover, Germany. Anderson flew lead for "Chambers White" flight. On this escort mission, Anderson got his 2nd kill. A head on pass with a Me-109 resulted in Anderson getting many hits on the l09's nose. Anderson stated, "I fired short bursts. I could see incendiaries bursting all over the front of the l09. The propeller flew off. The engine cowling blew off. Then off came the canopy and out came the pilot." Behind Anderson was 1st Lt. Ed Simpson flying Chamber's White #3. He confirmed Anderson's victory.

300 limited edition S&N fine art prints, in acid free sleeve
signed by "P-51 Ace Bud" Anderson and Roy Grinnell
Size: 17 x 22 - $95.00

100 S&N Giclees on canvas or heavy paper
12 x 18 - $175.00
16 x 24 - $265.00
20 x 30 - $375.00

A Tribute to the CREW Behind the Machines

$45.00

This inspirational tribute of appreciation to his “CREW” by P-40 Burma Banshee pilot Capt. Owen Allred, was entered into the Library Hall of Congress on November 27, 1944. “Capt.Allred is the first to insist that his ground crew share in whatever glory may come his way. Without their expert help in loading bombs and ammunition, and in servicing his plane, he couldn’t have done the job he did.” In the painting Allred’s mechanic Walter Contreras is standing in front of the aircraft.
Tragically, Allred’s plane crashed into Long Island Sound on a training flight just after midnight on August 24, 1947. Some piece of wreckage is down there, 36 feet below the surface of Long Island Sound, but could it be the wreck of Maj. Owen Allred's plane?
Bob Contreras, who is the son of Allred’s mechanic Walter (standing in front of the Burma Banshee in painting) has spent hundreds of hours scanning the waters of Long Island Sound with sonar devices from his 45-foot Formula boat on a quest to find the wreckage of Allred’s downed aircraft.
100 S&N limited giclees are available on either c anvas or heavy art paper, with a Certificate of Authenticity in the following sizes and price ranges:

14x22 - $235.00
18x28 - $345.00
22x34 - $410.00
We also have available the following:
16x20 – Fine Art Open Edition Print signed by Roy in acid free sleeve - $70.00
19x13 – Fine Art Open Edition Print Signed by Roy in acid free sleeve - $45.00

A Twisted Tale

$45.00

Somewhere in a French airfield, circa 1917, the French Bomber of the Black Cat Squadron was damaged and hit. The little mascot "Kitty Hawk," fitted with a special harness, flew sorties with Pilot Bernard Delfino and Bombardier Leroi Clair. Fortunately, everyone survived the crash but mascot Kitty Hawk suffered a twisted tail. The French medic is bandaging the mascot's tail, and the onlookers, of the French Air Corps, are mystified by all the attention Kitty is receiving, and the strange and eccentric behavior of Pilot and Bombadier.

Roy Grinnell's inspiration for "A Twisted Tale" was a labor of love in recognition of the long time friendship he shares with his best friend, and fellow aviation enthusiast Bernard Delfino, who lives in France. When Roy found out that Bernard was ill and going through some very difficult medical treatments, he decided to paint "A Twisted Tale" to cheer Bernard up. Bernard's cat "Kitty Hawk" is prominently featured in the painting getting into trouble as usual. She is one of those kitty's who loves adventure, especially climbing up on the roof and being rescued by Bernard….Roy and Bernard are still " boys at heart" trying not to take life so seriously and still finding humor in difficult situations.

100 S&N limited edition fine art giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper in the following sizes and price ranges:
12x20 - $220.00
18x30 - $355.00

We also have a fine art 16x20 open edition signed print available of this image for $70.00, in acid free sleeve.
19x13 open edition signed print available of this image for $45.00, in acid free sleeve.

A Vanguard of Eagles

$200.00

American Combat Airman Hall of Fame Print (ACAHOF)

This print is signed by the 1999 ACAHOF inductees including 11 members of the Eagle Squadron, the Unit Inductee that year. It is also signed by Dick Best, Jim Moorhead, Peppy Blount, Jack Bradley and Gerry Johnson

50 AP prints - 24 x 30 - $200.00

A Wolfpack Salute

$45.00

Limited edition S&N lithographs are available in limited quantity signed by legendary P-47 Aces Frances "Gabby" Gabreski, Bud Mahurin and Jerry Johnson. This lithograph is a tribute to the Zemke's Wolfpack.

300 S&N limited edition prints
26 x 20 - $200.00

100 S&N Giclees are available on canvas or heavy paper
12 x 20 - $185.00
16 x 26 - $260.00

19x13 fine art open edition artist signed print in acid free sleeve - $45.00
16x20 fine art open edition artist signed print in acid free sleeve - $70.00

A World Record for Rodie Rodewald

$135.00
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This image depicts the accomplishment of the first solo flight around the world by a paraplegic. Rode Rodewald's distinguished military career was highlighted as a member of the AVG famously known as the Flying Tigers. Commissioned as an Air Corps pilot, he flew everything from a Piper Cub to the F'86. Rode's flying was halted for a long time after a near fatal accident in a T-33 after the Korean War. Rode was alive but paralyzed from the waist down. But this did not stop him permanently. Following the purchase of a hand-controlled Piper Commanche 260B in 1978, Rode's thoughts of a possible world flight started to become a reality. On July 25, 1984, Rode left the Oakland CA airport and headed East. Except for the extra 60 gallon gas tank installed in the fuselage, he was alone. His route included New Brunswick, Iceland, Scotland, West Germany, Southern Italy, Saudi Arabia via Athens, and Alexandria, Egypt. Next was Dubai on the Persian Gulf, Dacca in East Pakistan and on to Bangkok, Singapore, and Bali. Then it was across the Pacific to Guam, then Ponape and Majuro in the Marshall Islands, finally landing in Honolulu. The final leg of his flight took nearly 13-1/2 hours but at last the Commanche touched down at Oakland on November 11, 1984. Rode had covered 31,350 nautical miles in 230 hours of flying time.

Rode is an inspiration to us all. He proved that for all of us, that nothing short of victory is acceptable. His message to all of us is "If you believe in your dream, you will find a way to make it come true. Time, endurance and ability are mere steps to your goal at the mountain top."

Signed by AVG Flying Tiger Rode Rodewald

Size: 21 x 28 - $135.00

Achtung! Spitfire

$45.00

A dramatic aerial combat scene depicting the incredible Spitfire in the Battle of Britain.

100 S&N limited edition giclees on canvas or heavy paper:
16 x 18 - $195.00
22 x 26 - $325.00
28 x 32 - $435.00

19 x 13 fine art, open edition signed print: $45.00
16 x 20 fine art, open edition signed print: $70.00

Adding Insult to Injury

$150.00

American Fighter Aces Series

Led by the 307th Fighter Squadron commander, Maj. George LaBresche, four Spitfires cruised at 10,000 feet south of Tunis, Algeria on 6 May 1943. A few yards off his right wing, 1st Lt. J.D. "Jerry" Collinsworth maintained a comfortable position in the "finger-four" formation.

Suddenly, over the R/T came the sounds of a "dogfight" in progress. "It sounded like a pretty good one" Collinsworth said, "and George started in that direction." Arriving in the combat area, Collinsworth spotted a pair of FW-190s about 1,000 feet above and called out their position to his leader. Unable to spot the German fighters, LaBresche gave Collinsworth and the number three man clearance to attack.

"I pulled up behind the number two man," Collinsworth continued. "I fired a short burst and when I did the canopy came off the FW-190. I quit firing as I assumed he was getting ready to bail out, and sure enough, out he came."

Collinsworth immediately broke to the right to clear his 6:00 o'clock position, and continued the right turn for a full 360-degree circle. At that point, he found himself suddenly alone, not another soul in the sky - except for a white parachute drifting down about a quarter of a mile away. As Collinsworth later remembered, "I decided to go back and take a look at him. As I passed him, for some reason I thumbed my nose at the old boy. It seems kind of silly now, I know, but I still think it was a lot better than shooting him (in the parachute). I'm sure he thought so, too. With that, I split-essed to the deck and proceeded for home."

The FW-190 was Collinsworth's fourth victory. He would go on to score two more in the "reverse lend-lease" Spitfire - all FW-190s.

"Adding Insult to Injury" is hand signed by Ace J.D. "Jerry" Collinsworth, and artist Roy Grinnell. This lithograph depicts 1st Lt. J.D. Collinsworth's Fourth Victory, May 6, 1943, near Tunis, North Africa, 31st Fighter Group, 307th Fighter Squadron.

The overall size of this lithograph is 24" x 30"

1250 Signed and Numbered Limited Editon lithographs, and 50 Artist Proofs: $150.00.

Aigles de Normandie

$45.00

This painting is a tribute to French Ace Roland de la Poype when he was in Escadrille Normandie Niemen.

100 S&N giclees on either canvas or heavy art paper, with a Certificate of Authenticity are available in the following sizes and price ranges:

12x16 - $165.00
18x24 - $275.00

We also have available the following fine art, open edition, artist signed prints in acid free sleeves in the following sizes and price ranges:

16x20 - $70.00
19x13 - $45.00

Air Defense Over Malta

$45.00

WWll – Mediterranean Spitfire

Sgt. Claude Weaver lll (Weavy) became an Ace at age 18. On July 23, 1942, flying a Spitfire VC from 185 Sq on Malta, Weaver got his fifth and 6th victories. His Spit was EP 122. His victims were 2 Me-109s. Weaver experienced being shot down, captured, escaping from a Prison Camp and walking 300 miles to freedom. Later, after achieving 21.5 victories, he lost his life over France on January 18th, 1944. He was only 21.

100 S&N fine art giclees are available on either heavy art paper or canvas, with a Certificate of Authenticity in the following sizes and price ranges:

16x22 - $265.00
22x30- $395.00
26x36 - $540.00
32x44 - $640.00

We also have available the following:
16x20 fine art open edition signed print in acid free sleeve: $70.00
19x13 fine art open edition signed print in acid free sleeve: $45.00

Alone Above Baoshan

$45.00

Flying Tiger Ace Charlie Bond is about to take off at Baoshan Air Field, China, in a historic single handed attack on May 4, 1942 of more than 50 Japanese bombers.

A limited edition of 100 S&N fine art giclees on canvas or heavy art paper in sizes listed below. These are Artist signed only.
12 x 18 - $185.00
20 x 30 - $375.00

16 x 20 open edition signed print: $70.00
19 x 13 open edition signed print: $45.00

An Unusual Victory

$45.00

Roy painted “An Unusual Victory” as he felt it was an amazing aerial combat after he read the aircraft action report about it. On November 10, 1943, Ensign W.A. Harris, flying a SB2C-1 Helldiver from VB-17 on the USS Bunker Hill Aircraft Carrier encountered and destroyed a Aichi Type 99 “Val” carrier bomber which was trying to bomb the Bunker Hill. The SB2C-1 was called the Helldiver, and some called it “The Beast.” The bomber’s aerial victories were very rare, which makes this an “unusual victory.”

100 S&N fine art giclees are available on either heavy art paper or canvas in the following sizes and price ranges:

16x23 - $275.00
21x30 - $400.00
28x40 - $580.00

In addition, we also have the following prints available:
16x20 fine art open edition signed print in acid free sleeve: $70.00
19x13 fine art open edition signed print in acid free sleeve: $45.00

Anakin in the Battle of Naboo

$99,999.99
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Roy's awesome Star Wars painting Anakin in the Battle of Naboo (copyright lucasfilm) was painted for a very limited edition art book of Star Wars Visions.
For information on this original Star Wars painting, please contact the Roy Grinnell Studio.

Angels Also Have Wings

$45.00

Just after the allied invasion at Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, A Mustang MKlll (FZ 190) of 19 squadron R.A.F., has landed at a BLG B-3 (2nd tactical air force) British landing ground) for repairs.

The pilot, F/O F.H. Prince is welcomed by a priest from the local church, Martragny on Saint-Croix-Sur-Mer, and free French partisan fighters. Angels were always welcomed.

100 S&N limited edition fine art giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper. These are Artist Signed and numbered and available in the following sizes and price ranges:
14x20 - $230.00
22x32 - $400.00

A 16x20 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print is also available of this image for $70.00
19x13 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print is also available of this image for $45.00

Argos Pride

$45.00
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"Argos Pride" is Roy's tribute to VF-147. Named for the famed Greek heroes, warriors who battled to obtain the magical Golden Fleece, the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron 147 were commissioned February 1st, 1967 at NAS Lemoore, CA. Since their inception as the Navy's first A-7E Corsair ll attack squadron, the Argonauts have flown six different aircraft, including several generations of the F/A-18. From their first aircraft carrier, the venerable USSRanger (CVA-61) to their current one, the USS REAGAN (CV-76), VFA-147 excelled in both combat and peacetime operations. The Argonaut's storied history includes deployments in support of combat operations over the skies of Vietnam, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan and numerous peacetime deployments. VFA-147 currently flies the F/A-18E Super Hornet and continues to lead the way in Naval Aviation tactical excellence.

100 S&N limited edition fine art giclees are available on either heavy art paper or canvas in the following sizes and price ranges:
12 x 18 – $175.00
16 x 24 – $265.00
20 x 30 – $375.00
30 x 44 - $625.00

Also available is a 16x20 fine art open edition print, in acid free print sleeve, signed by Roy for $70.00
19x13 fine art open edition print, in acid free print sleeve, signed by Roy for $45.00

Attack of the Black Cobras

$45.00
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Roy's exciting "What If" Post WW2 alternative history painting is available in giclees and prints in the following sizes and price ranges:

100 limited edition S&N giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper:
14x20 - $230.00
18x26 - $330.00

16x20 fine art open edition, Artist signed print: $70.00
19x13 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print: $45.00

B26 Groupe Bretagne

$45.00

The "Groupe Bretagne" was formed in 1942 from the permanent detachment which was operating in Tchad, commanded by General Leclerc, against the Italian forces. It was then operating with six Lysander (close range reconnaissance), five Blenheim (Bombardment), two Potez 540 (Liaison), and three Glenn Martin Maryland (Long range reconnaissance and strafing).

In 1943, the group moved to Telergma where its personnel was trained on the B-26 Marauder. In 1944, it moved to Villacidro (Sardinia) and took part in the battle of Rome, flying about 600 missions over the northern part of Italy. In October 1944, after the successful allied landing in Provence, the group moved to Istres and, shortly after, to Lyon Bron. It took part in the liberation of Alsace and flew numerous missions over France and Germany until April 25, 1945, when it flew its last mission of the war.

Known for its precision bombing, its team spirit, and its audacity, the Groupe Bretagne received many distinctions and had the honor to lead the allied victory flight over Paris on June 18, 1945, forming a Lorraine Cross with its airplanes.

Signed in Paris, France by French B-26 pilots and crew including Pilot Henri Bourrassier, Louis-Jean Gioux, and Lucien Goubard. The original aircraft is on display at Omaha Beach Museum, Normandy, France.

Limited edition S&N prints: 31 1/2 x 34 3/4 - $125.00

Barbara Ann's Busy Day

$45.00

American Combat Airman Hall of Fame Print (ACAHOF)

November 8, 1943, 1/Lt. George Chandler from Pratt, Kansas, 339FS, 347FG, has safely returned to his base at Munda, New Georgia Island. This day marks the US invasion of Bougainville at Empress Augusta Bay. Flying a P-38-H, George has shot down in a single pass, his second and third victories.

50 S&N limited edition Artist Proofs available signed by George Chandler and ACAHOF Inductees: $200.00

100 S&N limited edition giclees on canvas or heavy paper are available in the following sizes:
20 x 18 - $175.00
20 x 30 - $375.00
28 x 42 - $525.00

16 x 20 open edition signed print: $70.00
19 x 13 open edition signed print: $45.00

Big Bang in Burma

$45.00

Roy's dramatic painting shows pilot R.T. Smith, flying B-25H Barbie III, firing his 75 mm cannon over Japanese held installations in Burma.

R.T. Smith was head of Bomber Command for the First Air Commando Group.

100 limited edition fine art S&N giclees (Artist signed) are available on either canvas or heavy art paper in the following sizes and price ranges:
14x22 $225.00
18x28 - $335.00

16x20 fine art, open edition Artist signed print is available for $70.00
19x13 fine art, open edition Artist signed print is available for $45.00

Bloch on Morning Patrol

$45.00

Flying over France in March 1940 is a Bloch 152. The Bloch pilots were quite active during the Battle of France, having shot down 146 German aircraft. The Bloch fighters also flew with the Vichy French Air Force. Some Bloch 152’s were even used by German Luftwaffe pilots as an advanced trainer.
Bloch continued

100 S&N limited edition giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper with a Certificate of Authenticity in the following sizes and price ranges:

9x13 - $150.00
14x20 - $225.00
18x26 - $325.00

We also have available the following fine art open edition artist signed prints in acid free sleeves, in the following sizes and price ranges:

16x20 - $70.00
19x13 - $45.00

Burma to Baghdad

$45.00
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Roy's very popular Desert Storm image "Burma to Baghdad" is available as a fine art giclee. This image depicts Flying Tiger David Lee "Tex" Hill's P-40 of the 23rd FG, and a A-10 of the 23rd FS that flew missions in Desert Storm, with Flying Tiger markings.

100 limited edition S&N fine art giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper in the following sizes and price ranges:
16x20 - $200.00
22x28 - $375.00
30x38 - $465.00

16x20 fine art open edition (Artist signed) print is available for $70.00
19x13 fine art open edition (Artist signed) print is available for $45.00

Christmas Over Rangoon

$275.00

American Fighter Aces Series

Christmas Day 1941 dawned hot and muggy in Rangoon, Burma. It would be another 115-degree day. Charles H. Older was one of thirteen pilots of the American Volunteer Group's Third Pursuit Squadron standing alert near their shark-mouthed Tomahawks on Mingaladon Airdrome, north of Rangoon. In his first combat two days earlier he had been credited with two Japanese bombers. At 1130 the air raid sounded, and minutes later 13 Tomahawks, joined by 16 RAF Brewster Buffaloes, rose to meet the enemy. At 1210 the Japanese formation was sighted – three waves of bombers (90 in all) and approximately 60 escorting fighters. George McMillan, R.T. Smith, and Robert P. "Duke" Hedman attacked the left flank leading the "V" of bombers while Chuck Older, Tommy Haywood and Ed Overend worked over the right flank. The other seven took on the fighters. With Haywood on his right wing, Older attacked from below and to the right of the outboard "V". Opening fire at 200 yards, in an almost vertical climb, he held the trigger down until less than 100 yards, and then kicked over in a hammerhead to dive away. Using this zoom and dive technique he and Haywood shot down two bombers each. As the bombers turned east for home, Older downed a Nakajima Oscar for his third victory of the day. Twenty-four Japanese planes fell to the AVG that day. Chuck Older became an ace as did Duke Hedman, who shot down four bombers and a fighter. Other credited AVG victories included three for McMillan and Smith, two each for Parker DuPouy and Ed Overend, and one each for Bob Brouk and Ken Jernstedt.

"Christmas Over Rangoon" is hand signed by several P-40 Flying Tiger Aces, Chuck Older, Ken Jernstedt, R.T. Smith, "Duke" Hedman, and Parker Du Pouy. It is also signed by artist Roy Grinnell. This image depicts Lt. Colonel Charles E. Older's 3rd victory, December 25, 1941 over Rangoon, Burma. Col. Older had 18-1/4 victories.

The overall size of this lithograph is 24" x 30"

1250 Signed and Numbered limited edition lithographs: $275.00

Clash of Eagles

$45.00

Lt. Joe Bennett from the 4th Fighter Group (Debden Eagles) in his P-51B was attacked by Lt. Hubert Heckman in his Me-109 (Ausberg Eagle). Heckman's guns jammed but he did not want the P-51 to get away as he rammed Bennett. Bennett bailed out. Heckman crash landed. Bennett became a POW. After the war, the two became friends and met every year for their reunion.

100 limited edition S&N fine art giclees (Artist signed only) are available on either canvas or heavy art paper in the sizes listed below:
20x24 - $265.00
16x20 - $195.00

16 x 20 open edition, Artist signed print: $70.00
19 x 13 open edition, Artist signed print: $45.00

Clawed by a Wildcat

$45.00

Lt. Charles Shields, VF-41, flying a Grumman F4F Wildcat from the aircraft carrier USS Ranger was in combat off the coast of North Africa during “Operation Torch” November 8, 1942. On that day, in the early morning, two D520s surprised Shields, however, the young pilot turned into the threat and dropped the lead French fighter. Hardly catching his breath, Shields spotted 3 more aircraft directly over the field. When he dove toward the trio, Shields found Vichy Hawks pursuing a lone Wildcat, piloted by Lt Chuck August. The 2 Americans turned the tables on the Vichy pilots, shooting both Curtis Hawk 75s fighters down.
After strafing the airfield with the last of his ammunition, Shields was bounced by 4 more Hawks and had to abandon his aircraft. As he hung helplessly from his chute, he was surprised, then angry, to see the Hawks lining up on him. They intended to shoot him while he hung unprotected in midair.
Desperate, Shields shot it out with his 45 pistol as the Vichy Hawks buzzed him, occasionally firing at the lone American. Neither side scored, and Shields descended to the ground and was captured. He was not alone. Several other Navy Wildcat pilots spent a few days as prisoners of war.

100 Limited Edition S&N giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper, with Certificate of Authenticity, in the following sizes and price ranges:

10x14 - $150.00
16x22 - $265.00
22x30 - $395.00
26x36 - $525.00

We also have available the following:
16x20 – Fine Art Open Edition Print Signed by Roy - $70.00
19x13 – Fine Art Open Edition Print signed by Roy - $45.00

Close Call

$45.00

American Combat Airman Hall of Fame Print (ACAHOF)

In early 1942, a lone B-17E of the 435th Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group on a reconnaissance mission near Bougainville is forced down to the deck by weather. Popping out of the overcast sky, pilot John Wallace Fields, navigator Hulet Hornbeck and crew found themselves flying directly down the centerline of a Japanese man-o-war which immediately opened fire.

This dramatic image showing the Flying Fortress narrowly evading both the enemy fire and the resulting water geysers evokes the desperate circumstances into which American airmen were repeatedly thrust in the dark early days of World War II.

B-17 print was signed by the 2001 inductees into the American Combat Airman Hall of Fame, CAF, Midland, Texas including 19th BG Pilot John Wallace Fields, Navigator, Hulet Hornbeck, also Col. Bud Anderson, "Hap" Halloran and Col. Ralph Parr

Size: 22 1/4 x 30 1/4
50 S&N Artist Proofs $200.00

We also offer 100 S&N fine art giclees on either canvas or heavy art paper in the following sizes and price ranges. These are Artist signed only:
16x24 - $275.00
24x36 - $485.00

In addition we offer a 16x20 fine art, open edition signed print, for $70.00
19x30 fine art, open edition signed print, for $45.00

Clostermann on D-Day

$45.00

French Ace Pierre Clostermann flying his Supermarine Spitfire LF 1XC "LO-D" 602 Sqn. over Mont Saint Michel on D-Day. In the background you can see smoke from the battle on the Normandy beaches.

This giclee, from the original painting, is available in 1OO limited edition S&N giclees on canvas or heavy paper.
16 x 22 - $225.00
22 x 30 - $340.00

16 x 20 open edition, Artist signed print: $70.00
19 x 13 open edition, Artist signed print: $45.00

Combat over Nanking

$45.00

Pan-Yang Wong (John Wong) was born in Seattle, Washington, but his father was from Jungshan county, Guangdong (Kwantung) province, China. John obtained a private pilot’s license at the Portland Flying School, Oregon, and he went to China in 1932 to join the Guangdong (Cantonese) Provincial Air Force. John shot down 1.5 Japanese bombers over Nanking on August 15, 1937. Wong flew a Boeing 248, No. 1701 in his first four victories, and later a Gloster Gladiator in 1938. On August 15, 20 Japanese bombers G3M’s attacked Nanking. Pan-Yang leading a group of Boeing P-26 “Peashooters” from the 13th PS attacked a flight of 6 Mitsubishi G3M Bombers and the group shot down all the bombers without any losses.

100 S&N limited edition fine art giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper with a Certificate of Authenticity, in the following sizes and price ranges:

14x20 - $225.00
18x26 - $325.00
22x32 - $425.00
26x38 - $550.00

We also have available fine art open edition artist signed prints, in acid free sleeves, in the following sizes and price ranges:

16x20 - $70.00
19x13 - $45.00

Coming Home

$95.00
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With its flaps, landing gear and tailhook lowered, a F4U-7 "Corsair" of Flottille 14.F begins the last part of its approach on its aircraft carrier. On the fighter's fin can be seen the "One-Eyed Corsair" symbol of the unit.

Flottille 14.F was the first French navy unit to fly Chance-Vought's legendary "bent-wing fighter". The first pilots were sent to the United States in late 1952 to train on this capable but challenging fighter.

The unit was activated on January 15, 1953, and sent to Indochina in 1954. Flying from Bach Maï, it provided ground troops with close air support until July 1954.

Shortly after its return to France in July 1955, the Flottille was sent to Algeria for police and law enforcement work. In 1956, it took part in the fighting during the Suez canal crisis, flying off the aircraft carriers Arromanches and Lafayette.

After its return, it was sent to Algeria again and transferred to the naval air base in Cuers at the end of the Algerian War. The unit was disbanded in October 1964. It was reactivated in 1965, flying Chance-Vought's latest fighter: the F-8E(FN) "Crusader". In 1979, the Flottille transitioned to the Super Etendard and was deactivated in 1991.

F-4U French Corsair

Limited Edition of 25 S&N AP's: $95.00

Crazy MiG

$95.00
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The date was July 15, 1953, mid-morning over Sakchu, Korea. Captain Clyde Curtin, 4th Fighter Group, 335th Fighter Squadron, has just checked his six and has spotted a lone Russian MiG-15 diving in to attack from the side. Curtin is part of a 4 ship flight of F-86's in a line-abreast formation. The MiG was at a 3 o'clock high position, and the driver started an attack on Clyde's F-86. Instinctively, throttle to idle, dive brakes, deployed, Clyde causes the surprised MiG-15 to overshoot, passing just in front of him. When Curtin jerked the throttle and deployed the speed brakes he turned towards the path that the MiG was going to take. Without looking through the gun sight, the trigger is pulled and this "Crazy MiG" is destroyed, all in split seconds with not even enough time to warn his flight! This is Clyde's 3rd victory. He will finish his tour in Korea with 5 kills and Ace status.

300 fine art prints S&N by F-86 Ace Clyde Curtin and Artist Roy Grinnell,
Size: 17x22 $95.00

100 S&N Giclees on canvas or heavy paper
12 x 18 - $175.00
16 x 24 - $265.00
20 x 30 - $375.00

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Dagger in the Sky

$45.00
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Japanese Shinden From Roy's exciting "What If alternative history series.

100 limited edition S&N giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper in the following sizes and price ranges:
14x20 - $230.00
18x26 - $330.00

16x20 fine art open edition, Artist signed print is available at $70.00
19x13 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print: $45.00

Danger Lightning Nearby

$275.00

American Fighter Aces Series

Christmas Day 1944 was a "red letter" day for the 475th Fighter Group in more ways than one. All three squadrons were airborne that day – the 431st and 432nd flying top cover for B-24s en route to Mabalacat Airdrome on Luzon while the 433rd flew a fighter sweep over nearby Dasol Bay. As the heavy bombers approached their target, 70-80 Japanese interceptors sliced through the formation. Group commander Colonel Charles MacDonald, leading sixteen P-38s of the 432nd Squadron, dove to the attack. On the first pass MacDonald shot down two Jacks. Then he saw two Zeke 52s descending through the overcast, and, as he described it: "As they went over us, I did a steep chandelle to the right and came out directly behind them and a little low. The stern chase ended just south of Clark Field at about 5,000 feet when I closed on the enemy wingman and put a long burst into him, causing him to flame up and pieces fly off. The enemy pilot bailed out."

During the 60-minute air battle, the 475th knocked down 26 Japanese fighters for a loss of three Lightnings, and scored their 500th aerial victory – while the 431st Squadron passed their 200th victory, the first squadron to break the double-century mark. A "red letter" day indeed!

This limited edition lithograph is signed by Col. Charles H. MacDonald and 10 additional P-38 Aces including Joe Forster, John Loisel, John E. Purdy, "Bo" Reeves, Frank Nichols, Warren Lewis, P.J. Dahl , Elliot Summer, Jack C. Mankin, and Cal Wire. Also signed by Roy Grinnell.

The overall size of this limited edition lithograph is 24" x 30"

1250 Signed and Numbered lithographs: $275.00

Dassault Super Mystere B2

$45.00
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Afterburners blazing, three Dassault Super Mystèere B.2 fighters of the 10e Escadre de Chasse dive earthwards in close formation. These Super Mystère belong to Escadron de Chasse 2/10 « Seine » as indicated by their 10-Rx codes. Operating from Creil (Base Aérienne 110), the squadron was also known as « Le Cercle de Chasse de Paris » as its mission was primarily to protect the French capital from air attack.

EC 2/10 flew the Super Mystère B.2 from December 1959 to September 1968, when it received its first Dassault Mirage IIIC. The Super Mystère was the first French fighter capable of level supersonic flight. Created in 1954, the squadron was deactivated in May 1985 and its traditions have since been suspended. Back in the early 60's Roy painted the Super Mystere B2 which was the French contribution for a NATO brochure Roy illustrated. Now it is available as a print or a giclee.

100 S&N limited edition fine art giclees are available on either canvas or heavy paper in the following sizes and price ranges:
14x20 - $230.00
18x26 - $330.00

16x20 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print: $70.00
19x13 fine art, open edition, Artist signed print: $45.00

Dean's Tight Spot

$95.00

April 28, 1945. Three Corsairs from Marine Squadron VMF-221, flying off the USS Bunker Hill, are assigned CAP to the west of Okinawa. Directed north, they encountered approximately 25 fighters covering a flight of Kamikazes approximately 120 miles north of Okinawa and west of Kikai Shima. 1st Lt. Dean Caswell finds himself in a head-on flight with a KI.61 Hein (Tony). In the split seconds that follow, Dean's wingman McManus yells that there is a "Zero" on your tail." Caswell sees the tracers flying past him all around from behind, and he fires all 6 50-cal's at the Tony in front of him. Net results are, the Tony explodes in front of him and McManus has shot off the Zero from behind! In that air battle, Dean was credited with three kills and three probables. Incredibly, Dean discovered later that the pilot of the Tony survived. Dean Caswell will finish the war with 7 confirmed Victories. He will remain in the Marine Corps as a career officer with two tours in the Korean War, a short tour in Vietnam, and an F-4 Air Group in the USA.

300 S&N fine art prints, signed by Ace Dean Caswell and Roy Grinnell
17 x 22 - $95.00

100 S&N Giclees on canvas or heavy paper
12 x 18 - $175.00
16 x 24 - $265.00
20 x 30 - $375.00

Death at Daybreak

$45.00

Roy's Dramatic Hawker Tempest image that appeared in Flight Journal magazine
100 limited edition signed and numbered giclees are available on heavy art paper or canvas in the following sizes and price ranges:

14x22 - $225.00

18x28 - $350.00

26x40 - $550.00

We also have available a 16x20 fine art open edition print, signed by Roy, in an acid free sleeve for $70.00
19x13 fine art open edition print, signed by Roy, in an acid free sleeve for $45.00

Down on the Deck

$95.00
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December 4, 1952
Major Robinson Risner from the 336 FIS flying an F-86E was escorting some fighter-bombers near Sinuiju, Korea. Risner's flight met 4 MiG-15's head on. Combat ensued and MiG's started to run. Risner fired a short burst at the tail-end Charlie. Risner's ammo hit the MiG's canopy and it shattered away. The MiG and Risner descended to ground level, right on the deck. The MiG threw out his speed brakes. Now they were wing tip to wing tip. Risner looked right at the pilot as they flashed over the river bed. Risner's wingman yelled "hit him," "get him." The MiG pilot looked over at Risner and shook his fist, his oxygen mask was torn off when the canopy was shot away. The MiG pilot led Risner right onto the Tak Tung Kau airfield 35 miles inside China and was hoping that Risner would be shot down at the air field. Risner got the damaged MiG and it disintegrated everywhere as it hit the ground at the air field. This was Risner's 7th victory. Major Risner ended his tour in Korea with 8 victories.

300 S&N limited edition fine art prints, signed by F-86 Ace Robbie Risner and Roy Grinnell in acid free sleeve
Size: 17 x 22
Price: $95.00

100 S&N fine art giclees are also available of this image on either canvas or heavy art paper, Artist signed, in the following sizes and price ranges:
12x18 - $175.00
16x24 - $265.00
20x30 - $375.00

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Dragon on the Deck

$45.00

American Combat Airman Hall of Fame Print (ACAHOF)

Roy's dramatic B-24 painting of the "Dragon and His Tail"....

100 limited edition S&N giclees are available on either canvas or heavy art paper in the following sizes and price ranges:
16x24 - $275.00
24x36 - $475.00
36x54 - $795.00

16x20 fine art, open edition Artist signed print: $70.00
19x13 fine art, open edition Artist signed print: $45.00

Eagles Prey

$175.00

American Fighter Aces Series

RAF Station North Weald had been fogged in all the latter part of September 1941, so much so that the senior pilots of 71 Squadron's "A" Flight were given a few days' leave. As the weather cleared on 2nd October, Squadron Leader Stanley T. Meares took a flight of newer members on a combat air patrol over the English Channel. Newly-assigned Pilot Officer Carroll W. "red" McColpin, was flying as Meares's wingman in his Spitfire Mk VB, coded XR-Y.

At approximately 1340, McColpin spotted 18-20 Me-109Fs a few hindered feet below, and called out the bogies to Meares. As they dived to the attack, Meares fired on the nearest 109. McColpin followed, firing a half-second burst from under 50 yards. The German fighter burst into flames. Then, as McColpin related it, "I broke away to port and found myself in position for an attack on another 109, so I gave him a burst. He pulled up and dived with smoke pouring out. I thought I saw the pilot bail out. The plane was seen to hit the ground. I was another Me-109 below, dived on him, and followed him down to 3,000 feet, where I have him a one-second burst. He never pulled out, and he hit the deck as I pulled up."

This American Fighter Aces image depicts the Fourth Victory of Eagle Squadron Ace Carroll W. McColpin, Pilot Officer, RAF, Major General USAF, October 2, 1941, near Lille, France. McColpin finished the war with 11 Victories.

Overall Size: 24" x 30"

1250 S&N lithographs: $175.00

Early Morning Mission

$45.00

P-47 Ace Fred Christensen of the 56th Fighter Group is preparing for an escort mission in the chilly early morning. The escort fighters left later than the bombers because of their faster speed and they caught up to them as they were approaching their targets. You can see the contrails of the fighters in the cold air, forming up.

1OO limited edition S&N number giclees are available in either canvas or heavy paper, with COA.
16 x 22 - $225.00
22 x 30 - $375.00

16 x 20 open edition, Artist Signed print: $70.00
19 x 13 open edition, Artist Signed print: $45.00

Escadrille Normandie Niemen

$195.00

The Groupe de Chasse GC3 Normandie was formed in 1942 by General de Gaulle to represent the Free French forces on the eastern front. It trained in Rayak on Dewoitine 520 and moved to Ivanovo where it was trained on Yak 1. Early in 1943 more personnel joined this early group and three squadrons were formed. In August 1943 the Yak 9 replaced the battle weary Yak 1. After a rest period in Toula (Near Moscow) during the winter of 1943, the group resumed fighting early in 1944. It took part in the Battle of Borovskie and, on June 26, the river Niemen is crossed. It was then that the name of the Unit changed for Normandie Niemen and starts fighting the final offensive. On May 8, 1945, the group is at Heiligenbeil, near Poland.

At the end of the hostilities, the group totaled 273 confirmed victories, 37 probable, 869 combat missions flown in 4534 hours. Of the 97 pilots who took part in the fighting, 42 died in combat.

Signed in France by Normandie Niemen Aces Gen. Joseph Risso and Roland de la Poype. There is also a limited number of prints that were signed in Florida by the legendary French Ace Marcel Albert. All prints are signed by Roy Grinnell

S&N limited edition prints with 3 signatures:
24 1/2 x 31 1/2 - $225.00
2 signatures: 24 1/2 x 31 1/2 - $195.00.

Fifth Victory

$175.00

American Fighter Aces Series

Intermittent dense clouds and strong winds had curtailed most flying between the Meuse and Moselle on 31 May, 1918. Nevertheless, Lt. Douglas Campbell and Lt. Eastman, of the 94th Aero Squadron, managed to get airborne in their Nieuport 28s. Near Lironville, shortly after 8:00AM, they encountered two German Rumpler observation planes at 2500 meters.

The two Nieuports separated, Campbell taking one Rumpler and Eastman the other. Then began a twisting, turning game of cat-and-mouse, the Rumpler turning to evade Campbell's Nieuport, with the Nieuport maneuvering to close in, and yet avoid the deadly fire of the German observer's ring mounted gun. Within five minutes, the desperate German had exhausted his ammunition and Campbell had moved in for the kill. As he turned his Nieuport in toward the Rumpler, Campbell watched as the observer stood up in his seat and tore his maps apart, obviously to avoid their falling into enemy hands. Campbell wrote later of the combat, "The gunner was a true sport. He tore up his map and stood up to take his medicine." As the bits of paper fluttered downward, Campbell attacked with his single Vicker's gun. The Rumpler rolled over and dived straight into the ground.

"Fifth Victory" is hand signed by WW1 Ace Lt. Douglas Campbell, 94th Aero Squadron. This image depicts Lt. Campbell's fifth victory on May 31, 1918 over Lironville, France when he reaced Ace status. In all, he had 6 victories.

Overall size of print: 24" x 30"

1250 S&N limited edition lithographs: $175.00

Final Victories

$45.00
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Roy painted this combat scene in Beijing China at the China Aviation Museum where he was able to have full access to the museum's resources in this endeavor. This original oil painting depicts General Han Decai's shootdown in his MiG-15 bis of Double Ace Hal Fischer's F-86, as Hal Fischer shot down Decai's wingman during the Korean War. Once adversaries, the two became good friends.

16 x 28 - $275.00
20 x 36 - $375.00
30 x 54 - $595.00

16 x 20 fine art open edition, Artist only signed print: $70.00
19 x 13 fine art open edition, Artist only signed print: $45.00

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First American Ace

$150.00

American Fighter Aces Series

During May, 1916, Raoul Gervais Lufbery was assigned to N-124, the Escadrille Americaine (the American Pilot's Volunteer Group). Everyone marveled at Raoul's skill to keep his Nieuport 11 in top shape. His earlier experience as a mechanic had paid off. His flying skills became famous for inventing the so called "Lufbery Circle". Lufbery's well-remembered phrase was "Be careful, always remember it may be a trap."

Of Lufbery's 16 victories, it is believed that his fifth was the most notable, during the famous "Oberndorf Raid" over Germany, 12 October, 1916. Four pilots from N-124, flying Nieuport 17's, were to escort the bomber mission to Oberndorf to destroy the Mauser Works factory there. On the return from the mission escort, Lufbery scored his fifth victory against a Roland CII. It's best described by James R. McConnell of the Escadrille Americaine, in his book "Flying For France", copyrighted in 1916. Here is a quote from the book:

"The Nieuports having refilled their tanks went back up to clear the air of Germans that might be hovering in wait for the returning raiders. Prince found one and promptly shot it down, Lufbery came upon three. He dove for one, making it drop below the others, and then forcing a second to descend, attacked the one remaining above. The combat was short and at the end of it, the German tumbled to earth. This made the fifth enemy machine which was officially credited to Lufbery."
Raoul Lufbery's life ended on 19 May, 1918 in a tragic combat death. Lufbery is enshrined and honored along with 200 other American Volunteers of the Escadrille Lafayette, in a beautiful park at Villeneuve L'Etang outside Paris, near Versailles. It is called the Memorial de l'Escardille Lafayette." The painting has been reviewed and approved by the family of Raoul Lufbery.

First American Ace is a tribute by the American Fighter Aces to Raoul Lufbery, the First American This lithograph was signed by a minimum of 26 Aces who attended the American Fighter Aces Reunion in San Antonio, Texas, July, 2006. Due to health issues, not all of the Aces were able to sign all of the prints, but we guarantee at least 26 signatures. A list of the Aces who signed this lithograph will be supplied on request.

250 limited edition multi Ace signed prints at $395.00

400 limited edition Prints signed by Steve Ritchie, Last American Fighter Ace ---- $150.00
Print Measures 24 x 30

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