Pathfinders Inbound Stephen Brown

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Pathfinders Inbound Stephen Brown

Lancaster stragglers from 83 Pathfinder Squadron are returning to their base in Norfolk after a mission.

Print number 8 out of 15 Artist Proofs £150.00

The Artist Proofs are also signed by the following distinguished pilots
Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM – 617 Squadron Dambusters.
Warrent Officer Rupert Noye DFC
Flight Lieutenant Don Briggs DFC
Flight Lieutenant Ted Stocker DSO DFC
Wing Commander Peter Ayherst DFC
(see below for information on these signers)
Pathfinders Inbound Stephen Brown

Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM
One of the legendary 617 Squadron Dambusters, ‘Johnny’ Johnson was Bomb Aimer on AJ-T which attacked the Sorpe Dam for which Johnny was awarded the DFM.
The aircraft was piloted by the American Joe McCarthy and the pair went on to fly 40 more missions together.

Warrent Officer Rupert Noye DFC

72 ops as Rear Gunner on Wellingtons then Lancasters of 166 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant Don Briggs DFC

62 ops as Flight Engineer on Lancasters of 156 Pathfinder Squadron. After the war he qualified as a pilot and flew all three types of V-Bomber operationally including the famous Vulcan XH558.
In fact he flew the mission that dropped the third and last Atom Bomb on Christmas Island.

Flight Lieutenant Ted Stocker DSO DFC

A massive 108 ops as Flight Engineer on Lancasters of 35 Pathfinder Squadron.

Wing Commander Peter Ayherst DFC

Spitfire Ace, 9 victories – flew from start to finish throughout the war; took part in the Battle of France, Battle of Britain, D-Day and North Africa amongst others.
First into combat against the Me109. He even taught the famous Johnny Johnson to fly! After the war he became a test pilot working alongside Alex Henshaw.
Pathfinders Inbound Stephen Brown

 The overall size of the print is  32” X 12”

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