Into the Night by Matt Hall
June 6, 1944, soon after 1:00 a.m. . . . Across Normandy charge the C-47s of IX Troop Carrier Command and their fighting cargo, the paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. 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-Mère-Église, 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.
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ARTIST PROOF - Resale, in mint condition!
Sold out years ago, this extremely rare Artist Proof print is from an edition of 160 limited-edition prints signed by Matt Hall and 12 D-Day veterans: Band of Brothers paratroopers Earl McClung, Ed Tipper, Ed Bernat and Clancy Lyall. 101st paratroopers Chris McEwan (Silver Star), Ray Skully and Hank Skowronski. 82nd paratroopers Don Jakeway, Les Cruise (4 WWII jumps) and Chet Harrington (4 WWII jumps). D-Day C-47 pilot Fred Trenck (441st TCG) and crewchief Tom Bellitto (438th TCG). Includes metal from a C-47 that flew D-Day, a piece of parachute recovered in Normandy, two photos, 82nd & 101st pins and a COA with "History Behind the Art."
MAIN EDITION - Low Supply!
500 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and 2 D-Day veterans: Easy Company paratrooper Brad Freeman and C-47 pilot Fred Trenck (441st TCG). Includes a metal relic from the C-47 "Night Fright" that dropped the 101st on D-Day, a piece of parachute recovered in Normandy, two D-Day themed photos, 82nd & 101st pins and a COA with "History Behind the Art."
Publisher Proofs, Artist Proofs and Victory Editions are sold out. A Valor Studios giclee edition will be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale.
"Into the Night" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.
Tom Bellitto - crew chief, 438th Troop Carrier Group
Ed Bernat - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
"Bud" Berry - pilot, 439th TCG (the group depicted)
"Duke" Boswell - 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne, all four WWII jumps!
Buck Compton- Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Les Cruise - H-Co., 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne
Tony Fasano - C-47 pilot, 316th TCG
Brad Freeman - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
"Wild Bill" Guarnere - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Chet Harrington - A-Co., 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne
Bill Himrod - 82nd Airborne
Don Jakeway - H-Co., 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne
Ben Kendig - C-47 pilot & 44th Squadron Co.
Joe Lesniewski - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Clancy Lyall - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Jim "Pee Wee" Martin - G-Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Ed Mauser - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Dan McBride - Fox Company, 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne
Earl McClung - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Hank Skowronski - 326th Gliber Infantry, Medical Co., 101st Abn.
Ray Skully - G-Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Fred Trenck - C-47 pilot on D-Day, 441st TCG
Spencer Wurst - F-Company, 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne