D-Day Airborne Art Print Series

D-Day Airborne Art Print Series

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Combat Jump

by Jack S. Young

Print Size: 12" x 16"
Image Size: 10" x 13"

The 82nd Airborne Division began the jump into Normandy early in the morning of 6 June 1944. One such paratrooper was 1LT Bob Mathias. Just as he was to be the first man out the door of his C-47, 1LT Mathias was hit by shrapnel from a flak round that exploded just outside his plane. Knocked back into the transport, he struggled back to his feet. Bleeding from his horrific wounds, he led his men out the door and into the night. He died before he touched French soil. This print is inspired by the courage of men like 1LT Mathias who made that combat jump into the fire streaked skies over Normandy. On the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print. Signed & Numbered.

Behind, Before, Above

by Jack S. Young

Print Size: 12" x 16"
Image Size: 10" x 13"

The 82nd Airborne Division began the jump into Normandy early in the morning of 6 June 1944. In many cases, the brave paratroopers landed in the middle of a firefight or a great distance from their objectives and had to move towards the fight. This limited edition print shows such a paratrooper in his descent into the center of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the iconic church tower bathed in light by a raging fire not far away. On the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print. Signed & Numbered.

Close With and Destroy

by Jack S. Young

Print Size: 12" x 16"
Image Size: 10" x 13"

The 82nd Airborne Division began the jump into Normandy early in the morning of 6 June 1944. One such paratrooper was 1LT Bob Mathias. Just as he was to be the first man out the door of his C-47, 1LT Mathias was hit by shrapnel from a flak round that exploded just outside his plane. Knocked back into the transport, he struggled back to his feet. Bleeding from his horrific wounds, he led his men out the door and into the night. He died before he touched French soil. This print is inspired by the courage of men like 1LT Mathias who made that combat jump into the fire streaked skies over Normandy. On the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print. Signed & Numbered.

The Fire Ahead

by Jack S. Young

Print Size: 12" x 16"
Image Size: 10" x 13"

As the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division strapped into their parachute harnesses and prepared to board their C-47s for the flight across the English Channel, the impending battle loomed over each soldier's thoughts. In the gathering twilight, LTC Wolverton, the 3/506th PIR commander, called his men together and offered this prayer: 

"God almighty, in a few short hours we will be in battle with the enemy. We do not join battle afraid. We do not ask favors or indulgence but ask that, if You will, use us as Your instrument for the right and an aid in returning peace to the world. We do not know or seek what our fate will be. We ask only this, that if die we must, that we die as men would die. Without complaining, without pleading and safe in the feeling that we have done our best for what we believed was right. Oh Lord, protect our loved ones and be near us in the fire ahead and with us now as we pray to you."

This print, inspired by spirit of the above prayer, portrays the careful preparation and determination of those paratroopers on the eve of what General Eisenhower called "The Great Crusade". On the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print. Signed & Numbered.

Night Jump

by Jack S. Young

Print Size: 16" x 12"
Image Size: 13" x 10"

The C-47 fleet carrying the paratroopers across the English Channel flew into a barrage of anti-aircraft fire. Many of the planes carrying the 101st Airborne Division were flying to fast and too low when the jump light went green, signaling to the paratroopers that it was time to leap into the night. Out the door and thrust towards the back of the plane, the blast of the parachute opening jerked the paratroopers into their descent, a descent in a sky full of exploding flak and tracer fire. Many would be killed before they touched the ground. Those that lived through the jump, still had to survive the night. The Invasion depended on them. On the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print. Signed & Numbered.

The Mission First

by Jack S. Young

Print Size: 12" x 16"
Image Size: 10" x 13"

In the pre-dawn hours of June 6th, 1944, the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division advanced towards their objectives. Most had been scattered across the countryside, many miles away from where they were supposed to land. Small groups of paratroopers had to improvise and adapt, pushing on to their targets knowing that failure would mean lives lost on the beaches only hours later. Into combat they rushed by their own initiative. At all costs, the mission came first. On the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print. Signed & Numbered.

*Prints are not framed.