Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own commemorative artwork signed by a World War II aviator!
Stan Stokes. Just one day after Mussolini committed his troops to the Axis, the bombing campaign over the tiny, British-controlled island of Malta began. Vigorous combat ensued for years, and, in desperate need of assistance, Churchill asked FDR for help. He responded by shuttling fifty Spitfires to the Mediterranean aboard the USS Wasp. This limited edition print recreates April 20, 1942, when a series of blue-painted Spitfires took off from the U.S. aircraft carrier and made the much-needed journey to Malta. Signed by the artist and by Colonel Reade F. Tilley, an American aviator serving with the RAF who flew one of the Spitfires off the Wasp on that fateful day. 16"x 11½".