Rosie's Crew / Thorpe Abbotts 1943 by Gil Cohen - Rare remarqued copy

Rosie's Crew / Thorpe Abbotts 1943 by Gil Cohen - Rare remarqued copy

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Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal was a legend within the “Bloody One Hundredth” and one of the most decorated pilots in the Eighth Airforce. On a bombing mission over Munster in October 1943 his was the only plane in their entire group to return to Thorpe Abbotts.

After completing two tours Rosenthal volunteered for a third, while leading the Third Air Division over Berlin in February 1945 “Rosie’s Riveters” was hit by flak. With dead and wounded on board Rosenthal managed to get the plane down to 1,000 feet allowing those that could to bail out,  Rosenthal bailed out close to the Russian lines. At the time he had completed 52 combat mission and been shot down twice but avoided capture.

The print depicts Robert Rosenthal briefing his crew prior to a mission around his B-17 “Rosie’s Riveters” on a cold misty morning in Thorpe About. The print is signed by Robert Rosenthal and is a rare remarqued copy. The remarque signed by Gil Cohen is of the B-17 "Rosie’s Riveters"  

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