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The Guardian by Nicolas Trudgian

The Guardian by Nicolas Trudgian
Signed by the artist and numbered.

  • Pristine 19-signature Pubilsher Proof
  • Includes clipped signatures of Charles Brown & Franz Stigler!
  • Includes color photo of Brown & Stigler to frame with your print!
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity
  • Overall size: 32" x 22 1/2"

  • The famous Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident occurred on 20 December 1943, when, after a successful bomb run on Bremen, 2nd Lt Charles "Charlie" Brown's B-17 Flying Fortress (named "Ye Olde Pub") was severely damaged by German fighters. Luftwaffe pilot Franz Stigler had the opportunity to shoot down the crippled bomber, but did not. After an extensive search by Brown, the two pilots met each other 40 years later and developed a friendship that lasted until Stigler's death in March 2008.


  • Charles Brown - Pilot of "Ye Olde Pub" (clipped)
  • Franz Stigler - Pilot of Me-109 (clipped)
  • Kurt Schulze (JG 51)
  • Clayton Nattier (306th BG)
  • Don Nate (490th BG)
  • Don Carlson (466th BG)
  • Richard Fuller (379th BG)
  • Jorg Czypionka (NJG 11)
  • Bill Roche (452nd BG)
  • Hank Heintz (388th BG)
  • Sam Satariano (379th BG)
  • Newt Moy (398th BG)
  • Mike Quering (487th BG)
  • Joe Clarke (34th BG)
  • E.E. Mischler (94th BG)
  • Eberhard Woerz (NAGr. 8)
  • Elmer "Lucky" McGinty (379th BG)
  • Gernot Heinrichsdorff (Bf-109)
  • Hugh McGinty (379th BG)
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