Dick Winters near Brecourt Manor art print
Dick Winters near Brecourt Manor art print
D-Day Sherman tanks
Dick Winters paratroopers art print
Dick Winters plans his return to Brecourt Manor
Paratrooper Buck Compton on D-Day
Lt. Ron Speirs seen in Band of Brothers
Day of Days by James Dietz
Day of Days by James Dietz
Paratrooper Bradford Freeman
Day of Days by James Dietz
Spearhead hero Clarence Smoyer
Clarence Smoyer autographs the prints.
743rd Tank Battalion veteran Bill Gast
Bill Gast Silver Star recipient

Day of Days by James Dietz

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  • EDITIONS
  • SIGNERS
  • VIDEO
  • June 6, 1944 - Le Grand Chemin: Fresh from their baptism of fire, the “Screaming Eagles” of Easy, Dog, and Fox companies, 506th PIR, regroup and rearm, having silenced the guns of Brécourt Manor.

    Now, their reinforcements arrive. From Utah Beach, come the M4 Sherman tanks of the 70th Tank Battalion. From scattered drop zones across Normandy, come other paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st.

    Together, they’ll return to Brécourt to clear the last resistance, and this time, the tankers will take the lead. They made it off the beach, safe from Brécourt’s guns, and are eager to repay the favor. It’s just the start of a long, costly crusade, but today, on the day of days, it begins with victory.

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

  • PUBLISHER PROOF - Resale, only ONE available!
    180 limited-edition prints, signed by James Dietz and 21 WWII heroes who fought in Normandy: Band of Brothers paratroopers Don Malarkey, Buck Compton, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Earl McClung, Rod Strohl, Ed Tipper, Ed Mauser, Brad Freeman and Clancy Lyall. 101st heroes "Pee Wee" Martin, Bob Noody and Dan McBride. 82nd heroes Don Jakeway and Paul Demciak (D-Day Pathfinder). D-Day flyboys Fred Trenck (C-47 pilot) and G.I. Gillette (P-51 pilot). Sherman tankers George Smilanich, Ray Stewart, Joe Caserta and Bill Gast (landed on Omaha Beach). Includes two photos, 506th PIR & 82nd Airborne pins, a .30 caliber casing recovered in Normandy and a COA with "History Behind the Art." A no-interest payment plan is available upon request.

    MAIN EDITION

    290 limited-edition prints, signed by James Dietz and 4 Normandy veterans. Representing the paratroopers who served under Lt. Dick Winters and Lt. Ron Speirs are Phil Perugini & Brad Freeman of Easy Company. Representing the Sherman tank crews that fought in the hedgerows of Normandy are Bill Gast and Spearhead hero Clarence Smoyer. Includes a COA with "History Behind the Art."

    VICTORY EDITION - Sold Out
    190 limited-edition prints

    EAGLE PROOFS - Sold Out
    8 limited-edition prints


    OTHER EDITIONS
    A Valor Studios giclee edition may be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale. An Artist Proof & Gallery Edition bearing only the artist's signature exists.

  • "Day of Days" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.

    Buck Compton- Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Joe Caserta - Easy Company, 32nd AR, 3rd Armored Division

    Paul Demciak - 508th Pathfinder, 82nd Airborne

    Brad Freeman - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Bill Gast - 743rd Tank Battalion, Omaha Beach, Silver Star

    PFC William E. Gast is awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action on 9 August 1944, in France. An enemy rocket projectile struck a tank, killing two of its crew members and wounded two others. Private Gast, hearing the wounded men's cries for help, heroically dashed one hundred and fifty yards across open terrain swept by enemy small arms, artillery, and mortar fire to the knocked out tank. He administered first aid to the two wounded men, and then, helping one whose leg was broken and accompanied by the other he made his way under fire back to an aid station.

    "Wild Bill" Guarnere - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Don Jakeway - H-Company, 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne

    Clancy Lyall - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Don Malarkey - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Ed Mauser - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Jim "Pee Wee" Martin - George Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Dan McBride - Fox Company, 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne

    Earl McClung - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Bob Noody - Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Phil Perugini - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    George Smilanich - Sherman driver, 2nd AD, FURY consultant

    Clarence Smoyer - tank gunner, 3rd AD "Spearhead" 

    Ray Stewart - Sherman driver, 2nd AD, FURY consultant

    Rod Strohl - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Ed Tipper - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Fred Trenck - C-47 pilot on D-Day, 441st TCG

    Willard Gillette - P-51 pilot on D-Day, 4th FG

  • "Day of Days" is set shortly after the first assault on Brecourt Manor which was depicted in "Band of Brothers." Enjoy the trailer below. 

$1,295 USD

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