Almost Home by Gil Cohen
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Just a year or two earlier, the bomber boys could be found in the classroom, on the job, or at the ballpark. Now, aboard B-17s, they bomb the German war machine and targets like Schweinfurt, Regensburg, Bremen, and Berlin. On today’s mission, they shivered as frost covered their windshields. They gritted their teeth through skies blackened by flak and fighters. They fought, white-knuckled, until the friendly coastline appeared. Intense relief now shows on the crew’s beaming faces. One crewman may be wounded, an engine may be out, but they are almost home.
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PUBLISHER PROOF - Resale, in mint condition!
Sold out more than a decade ago, this rare Publisher Proof print is from an edition of 140 prints, signed by Gil Cohen and including the autographs of 13 B-17 pilots/crew: "Memphis Belle" pilot Robert Morgan (signature card) and signing on the print are "Black Thursday" (Second Schweinfurt) veterans John Noack, pilot of "Bless 'Em All," Bud Klint, pilot of "V-Packet," Bill Eisenhart, pilot of "Wallaroo," Pete Mullinax, pilot of "Bucket of Bolts" and eight other distinguished B-17 aircrew! Includes four photos encapsulating an 8th Air Force mission, pilot wings and a Certificate of Authenticity.
240 limited-edition prints, signed by Gil Cohen and ten B-17 pilots/crew who flew on the infamous "Black Thursday" second Schweinfurt mission: Bud Klint, pilot of "V-Packet," Bill Eisenhart, pilot of "Wallaroo," Pete Mullinax, pilot of "Bucket of Bolts," Jay Coberly, bombardier on "Bucket of Bolts," George Roberts, radioman on "Rose of York," Foss Rodda, navigator on "Lady Lillian," Mo Molen, ball turret gunner on “Spirit of the Nation,” Louis Bridda, waist gunner on "La Paloma," and gunners Charles Huber & Earl Baker. Includes four photos encapsulating an 8th Air Force mission, a vintage themed felt 8th AF patch, pilot wings and a Certificate of Authenticity.
MAIN EDITION - Less than 25 remain!
440 limited-edition prints, signed by Gil Cohen and six 8th Air Force airmen who flew on the "Black Thursday" mission: pilots John Noack & Pete Mullinax, top turret gunner Charles Huber, ball turret gunner Mo Molen, radio operator George Roberts and one other veteran! Includes a certificate of authenticity.
GALLERY EDITION - Sold Out
340 limited-edition prints, signed by Gil Cohen and two B-17 pilots
A Valor Studios giclee edition may be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale.
We're proud to announce that each veteran signer of "Almost Home" flew on, and fought, the infamous "Black Thursday" second Schweinfurt mission. Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.
Earl Baker, waist gunner, 384th Bomb Group
Louis Bridda, waist gunner on "La Paloma," 305th Bomb Group
Jay Coberly, bombardier on “Bucket of Bolts,” 94th Bomb Group
Bill Eisenhart, pilot of “Wallaroo,” 303rd Bomb Group
Charles Huber, top turret gunner, 385th Bomb Group
Bud Klint, pilot of “Luscious Lady” & "V-Packet," 303rd Bomb Group
James McClanahan, bombardier, 384th Bomb Group
Herman Molen, ball turret & bombardier on “Spirit of the Nation,” 305th BG
Pete Mullinax, pilot of “Bucket of Bolts,” 94th Bomb Group
John Noack, pilot of “Bless ‘Em All,” 306th Bomb Group
George Roberts, radio operator on "Rose of York," 306th Bomb Group
Foster Rodda, navigator on "Lady Lillian," 388th Bomb Group
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