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US Airborne Forces in Normandy Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland. - DavidPentland.com

DHM6006AP. Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. <p> For nearly four years, the swastika had flown belligerently over the small town of Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy.  Suddenly, shortly after midnight on the night of 5/6th June 1944, parachutists from the 82nd Airborne Division began landing in and around the town.  By 04.30, after a tough fire fight, troopers from the 505th PIR had raised another flag over the town - the Stars and Stripes - and Sainte Mere Eglise had become the first town in Normandy to be liberated by the Allies on D-Day.  Sherman tanks landing on nearby Utah beach with the US VII Corps were soon passing through the newly liberated town on the way to the front.  <p><b>SOLD OUT.</b><b><p> Signed by :<br> <a href=signature.php?Signature=2180>Lt Col James Maggie Megellas</a>,<br> <a href=signature.php?Signature=2181>Sgt Bob Bearden</a><br>and<br> <a href=signature.php?Signature=2182>Sgt Milton Schlesener</a>. <p> Limited edition of 25 artist proofs.  <p> Paper size 31.5 inches x 27 inches (81cm x 61cm)
DHM1981AP. First to Fight by David Pentland. <p> St Mere Eglise, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  U.S. Paratroops of the 82nd <i>All American</i> Airborne Division, descend on occupied France. <b><p>Limited edition of 25 artist proofs.  <p> Image size 16 inches x 11 inches (41cm x 28cm)

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US Airborne Forces in Normandy Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.

PCK2358. US Airborne Forces in Normandy Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.

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DHM6006AP. Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor.

For nearly four years, the swastika had flown belligerently over the small town of Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy. Suddenly, shortly after midnight on the night of 5/6th June 1944, parachutists from the 82nd Airborne Division began landing in and around the town. By 04.30, after a tough fire fight, troopers from the 505th PIR had raised another flag over the town - the Stars and Stripes - and Sainte Mere Eglise had become the first town in Normandy to be liberated by the Allies on D-Day. Sherman tanks landing on nearby Utah beach with the US VII Corps were soon passing through the newly liberated town on the way to the front.

SOLD OUT.

Signed by :
Lt Col James Maggie Megellas,
Sgt Bob Bearden
and
Sgt Milton Schlesener.

Limited edition of 25 artist proofs.

Paper size 31.5 inches x 27 inches (81cm x 61cm)


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DHM1981AP. First to Fight by David Pentland.

St Mere Eglise, Normandy, 6th June 1944. U.S. Paratroops of the 82nd All American Airborne Division, descend on occupied France.

Limited edition of 25 artist proofs.

Image size 16 inches x 11 inches (41cm x 28cm)





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Lt Col James Maggie Megellas
Commander of H Company, 3rd Battalion, 504th PIR, "Maggie" Megellas was the most decorated officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. After serving in Italy, where he was twice wounded, Megellas fought in Normandy before taking part in Operation Market Garden where he led his company in the crossing of the River Waal near Nijmegen. For bravery he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest gallantry award. He fought with great distinction in the Battle of the Bulge, and on 28th January, whilst advancing into the town of Herresbach, his company succeeded in killing and capturing a large number of Germans. He single handedly destroyed a German tank with grenades before they seized the town, without losing a man. He was nominated for the Medal of Honor, but the account was never included in the official report.


Sgt Bob Bearden
Bob was the leader of H Company mortar squad, 507th PIR, attached to the 82nd Airborne. The 507th arrived over Normandy two hours later than other airborne units without the element of surprise. Massive anti-aircraft fire and dense cloud caused them to have the worst drop of all, with most sticks missing their drop zones, stranded in isolated groups, or with their drop zone flooded by the Germans. Bob Bearden fought with a group of about 50 troopers from various units, taking the small town of Fresville, before being forced to retire due to overwhelming odds. In a brave action which left 20 Germans dead in his wake, Bob was captured by the Germans and then taken prisoner. He was freed by Russians in late December 1944.


Sgt Milton Schlesener
Milton Schlesener served with D Company, 505th PIR, and participated in an amazing four combat jumps from D-Day with the 505th Regiment. He served with the 82nd Airborne all the way from Normandy to Germany, and the end of the war.

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