"WE WERE A BAND OF BROTHERS"

BY JOHN SHAW

Four editions, each autographed by 8 - 16 pilots (see below for details).

L/E, signed and numbered by the artist.

Size: 34 1/2" x 24"

Prices: $395.00 - $995.00 (see below)

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At 2030 on the night of 5 June 1944, under an overcast sky, the 139 men of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, left their encampment at Uppottery Airfield in England, and marched for the C-47s that would carry them to France, and open the invasion of Europe. The C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing were capable of hauling over three tons of cargo, or 18 fully loaded paratroopers.

One of Easy Company's most capable officers and a leader of the company since its formation in Toccoa, Georgia was 1st Lt. Richard Winters, from the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania. He had enlisted in the Army after college, volunteered for the paratroopers, and risen to become the company's second ranking officer. At 26 years of age, Winters commanded the company's 1st Platoon. Winters is standing bareheaded in the center of his platoon, holding a letter from Col. Robert Sink, which states in part " tonight is the Night of Nights". At 2225 the paratroopers climbed aboard, and at 2313, they were airborne.

13,000 paratroopers were carried to France that night, in 821 aircraft. Although chaos erupted, it was as confusing for the Germans as for the jumpers. Only 21 C-47s were lost to enemy fire, but the Company Commander Meehan was killed in a C-47 that went down, so on D-Day Winters assumed command of Easy Company, and they would spend the next 23 days in the combat zone. Dick Winters led the men of Easy Company across Europe until the end of the War.

Steven Ambrose wrote the best seller, "Band of Brothers", which detailed the exploits of Easy Company, and then of course, the ten part HBO series of the same name was released by Tom Hanks.


Main Edition

Signed by these Original D-Day Easy Company "Band of Brothers":

      'Buck' Compton
      'Wild Bill' Guarnere
      Don Malarkey
      Rod Strohl
      Earl 'One Lung' McClung
      Forrest 'Goody' Guth
      Eddie Shames
      Joe Lesniewski
      Clancy Lyall
      Ed Joint
      Maxwell Clark
      Sal Belling
      Paul Lamoreaux

(All Main Edition prints include Compton, Guarnere and Malarkey)


Signed by 8 of the names above: $395  (SOLD OUT)
Signed by all 13 names above: $495  (SOLD OUT)


Special Edition Packages Available
with Easy Company Commander Dick Winters

101 Artists Proof Packages: $795  (SOLD OUT)

Includes rare signature of Easy's wartime company commander Maj. Dick Winters plus all names listed above. Also includes 12" x 16" black and white Winters portrait by artists, bio booklet, Certificate of Authenticity

101 Publisher Proof Packages: $995  (SOLD OUT)

Includes everything listed with Artists Proof plus two additional signatures (Buck Taylor of Easy Co and D-Day C-47 pilot Bud Berry, whose plane is pictured in painting). Also includes exclusive DVD with interviews with the signers, featuring their recollections about their WWII experiences, creation of the painting and impressions of it.