Victory Salute by Matt Hall
May 1945 was a time of joy for all who helped win the war in Europe. In a jeep on the road to Berchtesgaden, the Band of Brothers paratroopers revel in the crisp mountain air, free of gun smoke.
They pass lush pastures not muddied by foxholes. Their guns rest at ease. Instead, they aim a beer stein and V-for-Victory skyward as the P-51s of the 325th Fighter Group buzz past. The sky is once again a playground and the Alps a land of storybook charm.
The only moment greater is the one to come, when the liberators return home.
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ARTIST PROOF - Resale, in mint condition!
Sold out years ago, this hard-to-find Artist Proof print is from an editon of 160 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and 16 WWII veterans: Easy Company paratroopers Don Malarkey, Wild Bill Guarnere, Buck Compton, Babe Heffron (depicted), Earl McClung (depicted), Ed Mauser, Ed Pepping, Brad Freeman, Ed Tipper and Al Mampre, 101st paratroopers Bob Noody & Joe Drago, Checkertail P-51 pilots Ron Dove, Jack Sherburne and G.B. Edwards and Malmedy survivor Steve Domitrovich! Includes two photos of the 101st in May 1945, two felt patches, a dried edelweiss from Berchtesgaden and a COA with "History Behind the Art."
VICTORY EDITION - Less than 20 remain!
190 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and 6 veterans who helped win the war in Europe: Band of Brothers paratroopers Babe Heffron (depicted), Brad Freeman and Ed Tipper, Checkertail P-51 pilot G.B. Edwards, 82nd Abn. glider trooper Richard Rohleder and C-47 pilot Fred Trenck! Includes 15th AF & 101st felt patches, jump wings, two photos taken in Berchtesgaden and a COA with "History Behind the Art."
MAIN EDITION - Low supply!
290 limited-edition prints, signed by Matt Hall and 2 WWII veterans: Easy Company paratroopers Babe Heffron (depicted) and Clancy Lyall. Includes COA with "History Behind the Art."
PUBLISHER PROOFS - Sold Out
150 limited-edition prints
A signed Valor Studios giclee edition will be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale.
"Victory Salute" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.
"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
Steve Domitrovich - Malmedy Survivor
Ron Dove - P-51 pilot, 325th Fighter Group
Joe Drago - 326th Glider Infantry, 101st Airborne
G.B. Edwards - P-51 pilot, 325th Fighter Group
Brad Freeman - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
John Gonda - P-40 & P-47 pilot, 325th Fighter Group
"Wild Bill" Guarnere - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Babe Heffron, E-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Clancy Lyall - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Don Malarkey - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Al Mampre - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Ed Mauser - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Earl McClung - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Ed Pepping - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Shifty Powers - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Richard Rohleder - 320th Glider Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne
Jack Sherburne - P-51 pilot, 325th Fighter Group
Bernie Sledzik - P-47 pilot, 406th Fighter Group
Ed Tipper - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Fred Trenck - C-47 pilot, 441st TCG, flew D-Day, Market Garden & Varsity