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Gliders by BPR, 1944

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


This photograph shows the two Allied assault glider stalwarts: on the left, and in the back, is the American CG-4A (‘CG’ for Cargo Glider) built by the Weaver Aircraft Company. Frequently referred to as the WACO, it could carry thirteen troops, or a field gun, or a jeep, or a trailer. It was also used by the British Glider Pilot Regiment (GPR) (who nicknamed it ‘Hadrian’) in Sicily in 1943 and in several post-D-Day operations. On the right is the British Airspeed AS 51, or ‘Horsa’ to the GPR, and so to the Americans. Its usual troop only load was twenty-five. In cargo mode, amongst other configurations, it could carry a jeep and trailer and field gun and crew. On a personal note, my British Glider Pilot uncle, who was killed on D-Day, ferried Horsas to RAF Fulbeck, home of the 434th Troop Carrier Group US 9th Air Force. The 434th flew Horsas from RAF Aldermaston on D-Day. - Steve Wright

Taken: July 3rd, 1944
Normandy, France
Jordan J. Lloyd
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Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"British and American gliders lie side by side in French pastures where they landed airborne infantry on D-Day. (U.S. Air Force Number 54016AC)"

Gliders by BPR, 1944
Gliders by BPR, 1944
Gliders by BPR, 1944
Gliders by BPR, 1944

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