325th Fighter Group P-51 Mustang
325th Fighter Group P-51 Mustang
325th Fighter Group P-51 over the Eagle's Nest
P-51 Mustang pilot G.B. Edwards
The Eagle's Nest Berchtesgaden
Babe Heffron
Earl McClung in Band of Brothers
Al Mampre Band of Brothers medic
P-51 pilot Williard Gillette
P-51 pilot Barrie Davis
P-51 pilot Art Fiedler

Alpine Eagles by John D. Shaw

  • DESCRIPTION
  • EDITIONS
  • SIGNERS
  • May 1945: We made it. The feeling in the air was electric when American troops reached Berchtesgaden, Germany in early May 1945. Once, these Alps were “Flak Alley,” a threatening “Alpine Redoubt.” But now the war in Europe is won and this storybook land is again a playground. As the paratroopers of Easy Company, 506th P.I.R., 101st Airborne tour the newly-liberated “Eagle’s Nest,” the flyboys of the 325th Fighter Group, the famed “Checkertail Clan,” buzz past with a wave. Peace will take some getting used to. The sound of gunfire has been replaced by the pop of champagne bottles and the pilots can now soar without looking over their shoulders. Victory is here—finally. And the party has just begun.

    Want to know "who" signed which print edition? Click the EDITIONS tab above.

    Shipping added in checkout // print size: 31" x 19" // ships rolled in a tube

  • PUBLISHER PROOF - Resale, in mint condition
    Sold out several years ago, this highly-sought-after Publisher Proof print is from an edition of 190 limited-edition prints, signed by artist John D. Shaw and 20 veterans who fought in Europe during WWII: Band of Brothers paratroopers Buck Compton, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Elijah Whytsell, Earl McClung, Clancy Lyall, Brad Freeman, Al Mampre, and Babe Heffron. P-51 pilots Art Fiedler (ace), Barrie Davis (ace), G.B. Edwards (GB's P-51 is depicted), Ron Dove, Thomas Batey, and G.I. Gillette. Airborne heroes from the 101st & 82nd - Don Burgett, Ray Nagell, Richard Rohleder, and Don Jakeway. Plus 2 more distinguished signers! Includes two photos of the 101st at the Eagles Nest, 15th AF, 506th, & 101st patches, and a Certificate of Authenticity. A no-interest payment plan is available upon request.

  • "Alpine Eagles" is hand signed by a collection of heroes who fought to liberate Europe during World War II. Click "editions" to see who signed which print edition.

    Thomas Batey
    Pilot of P-51 "Shirley Jean, "319th FS, 325th FG, DFC, Air Medal w/4 clusters

    Don Burgett
    Able Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, wounded three times. Author of "Currahee!" "Seven Roads to Hell" & more!

    Buck Compton
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), officer, veteran of D-Day (& Brecourt Manor), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Silver Star, author of "Call of Duty"

    Barrie Davis
    Pilot of P-51 "Bee," 317th FS, 325th FG Ace with 6 victories, Silver Star, DFC,
    Air Medal w/13 clusters. Reunited with enemy pilot in 2010.

    Ed Doss
    Crew Chief, 319th FS, 325th FG. Serviced P-40s, P-47s, and P-51s during more than 500 combat missions, spanning 1943 - 1945.

    Ron Dove
    P-51 pilot "King Richard VI," 318th FS, 325th FG. 1 Aerial Victory, DFC, Air Medal w/4 clusters, planned missions for all MTO fighter groups.

    G.B. Edwards
    Pilot of P-51 "Alp Scalper," 317th FS, 325th FG. 3 Aerial Victories. Group Ops Officer. 2 DFCs, Air Medal w/8 clusters.

    Art Fiedler
    Pilot of P-51 "Helen," 317th FS, 325th FG. Ace with 8 victories. Silver Star, DFC with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/22 clusters.

    Brad Freeman
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, wounded in attack on Foy. Part of the 2nd Platoon's mortar squad under Don Malarkey & Bill Guarnere.

    G.I. Gillette
    Pilot of P-51 "Betty Lou," 334th FS, 4th FG. 3 Victories in the air, 1.5 on the ground. DFC with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/4clusters, flew the Russian Shuttle mission.

    "Wild Bill" Guarnere
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day (& Brecourt Manor), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Silver Star. Author of "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends."

    Babe Heffron
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, captured German General Theodor Tolsdorff, author of "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends."

    Don Jakeway
    H-Company (508th PIR, 82nd Airborne), landed near Ste. Mere Eglise on D-Day, fought in Market Garden until wounded by artillery. Returned for the Battle of the Bulge where he was shot through the lung by a sniper.

    Clancy Lyall
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Abn.), D-Day, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, wounded three times, featured in David Webster's book "Parachute Infantry."

    Don Malarkey
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day (& Brecourt Manor), Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, author of "Easy Company Soldier."

    Al Mampre
    Medic attached to Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), Market Garden & Battle of the Bulge. At Eindhoven, Al saved the life of Lt. Brewer, shot by a sniper. The same sniper would wound Al.

    Earl McClung
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), veteran of D-Day, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge & beyond. 3rd Platoon's First Scout & the first American to reach the Eagle's Nest.

    Ray Nagell
    B-Battery, 321st Glider Field Artillery Bn., 101st Abn., fought in Normandy, landed by WACO glider during Market Garden, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and beyond.

    Richard Rohleder
    320th Glider Field Artillery Bn., 82nd Abn., rode a glider into Market Garden, fought in the Battle of the Bulge (where his unit fired more than 18,000 rounds!) and beyond.

    J.B. Stokes
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), 2nd Platoon, veteran of D-Day, jumped alongside Malarkey, Compton, Guarnere, Freeman & more as part of Stick 70, Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge.

    Les Underwood
    3rd Armored Division "Spearhead" tanker. 19-year-old Sherman tank gunner & M26 Pershing commander. Fought from Normandy, through France, Belgium, the Battle of the Bulge, Cologne, and across the Rhine to the Elbe River.

    Elijah Whytsell
    Easy Company (506th PIR, 101st Airborne), jumped on Market Garden as part of 1st Platoon, alongside Clancy Lyall, Floyd Talbert, David Webster & more. Wounded by artillery in Holland.

$795 USD

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