The Battle For New Years Day by Nicolas Trudgian


In his P51D Mustang ‘Moonbeam McSwine’, Captain ‘Whiz’ Whisner leads Red Section of the 487th FS 352nd FG headlong into the defense of their airfield at Asch, Belgium. At dawn, on the New Year’s Day of 1945, Whisner was to be responsible for four of the twenty three German fighters of JG11 shot down by the 352nd. So rapid was the American response that the German attack was repelled, and the 487th was subsequently awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation.

Signed by the following pilots of 352nd FG

Lieutenant Colonel Don Bryan
DSC, DFC with 2 OLC’s, Air Medal with 14 OLC’s, DUC
Major Alden P Rigby
Silver Star Air Medal with 7 OLC, DUC
Captain Robert H Powell Jr
DFC with 2 OLC’s, Air medal with 3 OLC’s, DUC
Colonel Walter Starck
Air Medal with 7 OLC’s, DFC with 2 OLC,
Purple Heart, DUC, AFCM
Lieutenant Colonel Chester V Harker
DFC with 1 OLC, Air Medal with 10 OLC’s DUC
Lieutenant Raymond R Mitchell
DFC, Air Medal with 5 OLC, DUC

Overall size: 72.5cm x 51cm
Image size 61cm x 37cm

Main Edition of 352 prints

Availability: In stock