The Eagle's Nest by John D. Shaw
May 7, 1945: With Göring’s champagne and Bavarian beer, the veterans of Easy Company celebrate the end of World War II in Europe. Fate could write no better ending for the paratroopers who jumped into the darkness of Normandy, slugged through the mud of Holland, and froze in the woods of Bastogne. Now, in Berchtesgaden’s storybook Alps, P-51s of the “Checkertail Clan” cap the party as the Band of Brothers enjoy the spoils of war, the beauty of peace, and a toast to the heroes who fell along the way.
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MAIN EDITION - Resale, in mint condition
Sold out for more than a decade, this hard-to-find Main Edition print is from an edition of 850 limited-edition prints, signed by artist John D. Shaw and 2 of the Band of Brothers depicted in the scene! Signing are: Darrell "Shifty" Powers and Frank Perconte. Included are a .30 caliber casing recovered from a 101st machine gun position, 15th AF & 101st patches, two paratrooper photos in Berchtesgaden, and a Certificate of Authenticity with "History Behind the Art."
VICTORY EDITION - Resale, in mint condition
Sold out for more than a decade, this highly desired Victory Edition print is from an edition of 550 limited-edition prints, signed by artist John D. Shaw and 10 veterans of the ETO! From the Band of Brothers are: Shifty Powers (depicted), Buck Compton, Don Malarkey, Earl McClung (depicted), Babe Heffron (depicted), Forrest Guth, Phil Perugini, Brad Freeman, and Ed Tipper. Representing the aviators who supported Easy Company is "Checkertail" P-51 pilots G.B. Edwards (depicted). Included are a dried Edelweiss from Berchtesgaden, 15th AF & 101st patches, two paratrooper photos in Berchtesgaden, and a Certificate of Authenticity with "History Behind the Art." A payment plan is available upon request.
PUBLISHER PROOF #3 - Resale, in mint condition
One of the hardest prints to find, we have an ultra-rare Publisher Proof, #3/101, signed by artist John D. Shaw and an incredible 22 veterans who fought in Europe including E-Co. paratroopers depicted in the scene: Ron Speirs, Shifty Powers, Ed Shames, Frank Perconte, Babe Heffron, Earl McClung, Clancy Lyall, Rod Strohl and Jack Foley. Also signing are their fellow Band of Brothers paratroopers: Buck Compton, Don Malarkey, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Forrest Guth, Buck Taylor, Brad Freeman, Ed Tipper and Ed Joint. Representing the airmen who cleared the skies above are signers G.B. Edwards and Ron Dove, whose P-51s are depicted in the scene, D-Day C-47 pilot Bud Berry and crew chief Tom Bellitto. Lastly, is signer Jack Agnew, a "Filthy 13" paratrooper turned pathfinder who helped coordinate the vital Bastogne resupply mission. The print includes jump wings and a hand-drawn remarque by artist John D. Shaw that shows 101st paratroopers inspecting one of Hitler’s limos. The print has a very minor blemish on the outside, white buffer border (shown), which would be framed out and not affect the viewing pleasure of the print. Included are an "Alpine Eagles" companion print, "Return to the Eagle's Nest" DVD and a Certificate of Authenticity with "History Behind the Art". A payment plan is available upon request.
"The Eagles Nest" was signed by a combination of the below veterans who fought to liberate Europe during World War II. Representing Easy Company, 506th P.I.R., 101st Airborne:
"Wild Bill" Guarnere
Representing the Pathfinders & Troop Carrier Aircrews:
Jack Agnew - "Filthy 13" & Pathfinder at Bastogne
Tom Bellitto - C-47 crew chief 87th Troop Carrier Squadron
Bud Berry - C-47 pilot 91st Troop Carrier Sq.
Representing the Fighter Pilots who provided air support:
Ron Dove - pilot "King Richard VI" 325th FG (Checkertail Clan)
Gerald Edwards - pilot "Alp Scalper" 325th FG (Checkertail Clan)
John Gonda - pilot 325th FG (Checkertail Clan)