A fine art print by MATT HALL. June 6, 1944, soon after 1:00am... Across Normandy charge the C-47s of IX Troop Carrier Command and their fighting cargo, the paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divsiions. They have come to liberate the oppressed.
Braving walls of clouds, German flak, and with just the moon to shine their path, the pilots toggle the green light over French fields and villages like Sainte-Mere-Eglise, a sign to the paratroopers- GO! With church bells ringing below and the prayers of the world behind them, the boys of the 101st and 82nd Divisions brush fear aside and jump into the night. This print is out of the VICTORY EDITION LESS THEN 20 REMAIN! Only 360 prints, signed and numbered by artist Matt Hall & 6 D-day veterans. Earl McClung , "Band of Brothers" veteran with the 101st AB, 506th PIR, E-Company.
Clancy Lyall , "Band of Brothers" veteran with the 101st AB, 506th PIR, E-Company. Duke Boswell , 82nd Airborne 4 combat jump veteran check out additional signer intel on Duke below!Les Cruise , 82nd Airborne veteran additional signer intel on Les below! Chet Harrington , 82nd Airborne Medic, 4 combat jump veteran additional signer intel on Chet below! Fred Trenck , Pilot 441st TCG, flew on D-day. Print colors vary from screen to screen. Henry Duke Boswell enlisted in the NC Army National Guard at the age of 16. In June, 1942 he volunteered for the paratroopers and was assigned to G Company, 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division. On July 10, 1943 Sergeant Boswell saw his first combat during the jump into Sicily. A few months later he would parachute into Salerno, Italy and help liberate Naples in October 1943. During the invasion of Normandy, Boswell parachuted into Ste. Mere Eglise (depicted in the film The Longest Day) which would become the first town liberated from the Germans. Following combat in Normandy, Boswell would jump into Holland during Operation Market Garden and later fight in the Battle of the Bulge until January 1945.
By the wars end, of the original 146 men of G-Company, only 13 remained (including Boswell), who were not wounded or killed. Boswell was discharged from the Army in 1945 but later reenlisted in 1946. After becoming an officer, he was assigned to the First Calvary Division in combat in Korea. There, he fought in the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter until he was severely wounded by mortar fire.After recovering from his injuries, Boswell would remain in the Army until his retirement as a Major. Les joined the paratroops at Fort Benning in Nov. Of the 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne on March 16, 1944. Surrounded by veterans of the Sicily and Italian campaigns, he jumped on D-Day and joined the fight for Ste. Mere Eglise and 35 days of hard fighting. Les jumped in Holland with the 82nd and after 16 days on the line during the Battle of the Bulge, he was seriously wounded when attacking German positions in the heavy snow near Fosse, Belgium. His fighting days over, Les was transferred to hospitals in France, England, and the US. Chet Harrington holds the honor of being among a small group of elite paratroopers to have made all four combat jumps with the 82nd Airborne in World War II! A nurse practitioner at the outbreak of the war, Chet volunteered for the airborne troops since he wanted to get into the action where I could do some good!
As part of A Company, 505th PIR, he was given his first chance during the infamous Sicily invasion. Soon after, he participated in the Salerno jump. For D-Day, Chet recalls standing between the pilot and the co-pilot of his C-47, since they were overloaded with troopers whose plane was damaged from an explosive charge that went off prematurely. Scattered during the night jump, he landed in the Normandy countryside outside of Ste.
Mere Eglise and immediately went to work with each Medic! During the morning of D-Day and ensuing days, Chet would save lives alongside German medics, receive shrapnel wounds to his legs that he would treat himself, and he would even witness the fanaticism of his enemy when one of his litter bearers was killed by a sniper who shot him through the red cross on his helmet. Chet would go on to jump in Operation Market Garden and later serve in the Battle of the Bulge near St. There, he was wounded while carrying the last of ten injured paratroopers to safety, and was later evacuated to England, and then America for medical care.
Print image (signature placement & size may vary due to hand signed nature). Signer Earl McClung during the Into the Night print signing. Autographed art and collectibles from Valor Studios are created with the full cooperation of the veteran signers who are compensated fairly for signing each item.DO YOU CARRY OTHER ARTISTS? We have published prints with John D. Shaw, Gil Cohen, William S.
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