Skip to product information
1 of 5

Platinum Series

Screeching Rockets by A Goodchild, 1944

Size Chart
Regular price
Regular price
Sale price
Tax included.

Archival Giclée Art Print

Certificate of Authenticity

One Tree One Print Commitment

Open Edition

Worldwide Shipping

Free UK shipping on all orders over £100

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.


Rocket-armed Typhoons proved to be the scourge of the German Army during the latter stages of the Normandy Campaign. The rockets were not particularly accurate, but they had an enormous effect on German morale. In the 1940 Battle of France it had been the wailing siren of the Stukas that was the defining sound of the campaign. In the 1944 Battle of France, it was the screeching rockets that left an indelible impression on the enemy.

But where were the Typhoons on D-Day? Nearly 15,000 sorties were flown by the Allied air forces but hardly any provided direct support for the troops on the ground. A massive naval and aerial bombardment preceded the landings but as the troops went ashore only a handful of Typhoons struck the formidable German defences that confronted them. For the rest of the day frustrated Typhoon pilots waited for orders that never came.

The Canadian and British troops attempting to reach Caen ran into stiff resistance but there was no air support to sweep the opposition aside in the way that the Desert Air Force had become so adept at doing in North Africa and Italy. In terms of close air support, it was not the British Armed Forces’ 'finest hour'! - Greg Baughen

Taken: June 15th, 1944
B-2 Bazenville, Normandy, France
A Goodchild
Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format: 
Photographic print
Commercial Use: 
⇲ License this Image


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.


"Ground crews loading 3-inch rocket projectiles onto a Hawker Typhoon Mk IB of No. 247 Squadron RAF at B2/Bazenville, Normandy, 15 June 1944"

Screeching Rockets by A Goodchild, 1944
Screeching Rockets by A Goodchild, 1944
Screeching Rockets by A Goodchild, 1944
Screeching Rockets by A Goodchild, 1944

Beyond the Frame

  • Authenticity Assured

    A Certificate of Authenticity marks every print as an original and genuine Platinum Series.

  • The Past Remastered

    The Platinum Series features restored and remastered historical black and white images from world class archives.

  • Proudly Independent

    We are proud to be an independent UK business sharing the stories hiding in images from the past.