STAPME’S FINAL ATTACK
On December 23rd 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, Squadron Leader
Basil ‘Stapme' Stapleton was flying his Hawker Typhoon of No.247 Squadron on an
offensive patrol from his base at Eindhoven. Behind enemy lines, he spotted a train and
pressed home a determined attack with rockets and cannon fire. Unluckily, as the boiler of
the locomotive violently exploded, shrapnel damaged his aircraft and Stapme had to make
a crash-landing, spending the rest of the war as a prisoner.
Gerald Stapleton – served with 603 Squadron in the Battle of Britain and commanded 247 Squadron flying Typhoons.
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THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE SET OF THREE PRINTS -
Set of the three limited edition prints of only 75 worldwide,
all matching numbers
Churchill’s Advance, The Dangerous Road to Bastogne, Stapme’s Final Attack