Rat Poison by Nicolas Trudgian

Rat Poison by Nicolas Trudgian

Regular price $ 125.00 Sale

Overall Prints Size: 14" x 11"
Edition Size - 100

A totally unique and rare multi-signed edition by Nicolas Trudgian, one of the world's foremost exponents of the art of pencil drawing - commemorating the aircrews of the U.S. 9th Air Force - the largest air force ever to go to war under one command.

Douglas A-26 Invaders of the 9th Air Force's 386th Bomb Group undergo maintenance between missions at their new base at St. Trond, Belgium in April of 1945. Overhead, a veteran Martin B-26 marauder, retained by the unit after conversion to the Invader, returns from an administrative flight to England. This particular aircraft, nick-named 'Rat Poison' by the crew, managed to survive more than 150 combat missions over Europe and was deemed an appropriate candidate to stay with the group upon receipt of their new aircraft. She continued to serve with distinction through to VE Day.

Multi-signed by over THIRTY veterans!

Captain ERNEST A. REINER
Colonel ABE ABERSON
Lieutenant Colonel BARNETT B YOUNG
First Lieutenant GEORGE NELSON
First Lieutenant THOMAS B. STOUALL
Lieutenant Colonel WARREN L. BRYAN
Tech Sergeant HENRY M. FARWELL
Lieutenant Colonel JAMES T. WILSON
2nd Lieutenant CHRIS ZIVALICH Jnr
Lieutenant Colonel ED O'NEILL
Tech Sergeant JOHN M. DERBY Jnr
Tech Sergeant HARRY GUINTHER
Tech Sergeant JIM CREEDON
Staff Sergeant EARL BROWN
Sergeant RAY BAME
Lieutenant Colonel DUANE O. CALLAHAN
Sergeant CHARLES M. PETRO
Staff Sergeant DOYLE C. JOHNSON
Staff Sergeant ALVIN H. BAUER
Staff Sergeant JOHN A. MEHL
First Lieutenant CLARENCE 'CJ' JOHNSON
Captain EARLE J. SLANKER
Staff Sergeant CLARENCE E. CYFORD
Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT E. SNYDER
Major CARL OATES
Staff Sergeant KENNETH KUZNETZOFF
First Lieutenant KARL HUCKABY
Staff Sergeant RUSSELL 'RUSS' BENDER
Lieutenant Colonel PAUL J. SCHULER
Colonel RICHARD 'DICK' DENISON
Colonel LESLIE L. DUNNING 

Signed and Numbered Print