Summer of 44 by Nicholas Trudgian - Portfolio edition with original drawing Stanislaw Skalski

Summer of 44 by Nicholas Trudgian - Portfolio edition with original drawing Stanislaw Skalski

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The "Summer of 44" Portfolio edition was issued with an original drawing by Nicholas Trudgian of Stanislaw Skalski in an RAF Mustang. Only 25 Portfolio sets were produced with the original drawing signed by Stanislaw Slalski.

Summer of 44 portrays Mark IX Spitfires returning from combat over France flying over a train and railway station in Southern England on their way back to base. The main print is signed by two famous RAF pilots, Pete Brothers and Johnnie Johnson.

The original pencil drawing of Stanislaw Skalski's RAF Mustang is signed by Stanislaw Skalski. Stanislaw fought in the Battle of Poland, escaping from Poland he joined the RAF initially flying Hurricanes the transferring to Spitfires as his victories climbed. He commanded RAF 317 and 601 squadrons before commanding both the 131st and 133rd Polish Wings. Truly a great pilot and leader Stanislaw Skalski finished the war with 24 victories.

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