Offered is the extremely limited lithograph from Roy Grinnell’s original oil painting “Clash of Eagles”. This is number 292 of 500. It is autographed by the artist Roy Grinnell, USAAF CAPT Joseph H. Bennet and Luftwaffe OBERFAHNRICH Hubert Heckmann. The print is handsomely and framed with museum quality USAAF wings and Luftwaffe pilot’s badge recessed into the mat. The frame measure 36″ (W) x 32″ (H)
Lt. Joe Bennett from the 4th FG in his P-51B was attacked by Lt. Hubert Heckman in his Me-109. Heckman’s guns jammed but he did not want the P-51 to get away, so he rammed Bennett! Bennett bailed out and Heckman crash landed. Bennett became a POW. After the war, the two became friends and met every year for their reunion. They are now both deceased.