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Air (Wilf Hardy)
Into the Blue - Fighting Frenchman (Original) (Signed)

Into the Blue - Fighting Frenchman (Original) (Signed) by Air (Wilf Hardy) at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: HardySkullLL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Wilf Hardy (biography)
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 10" x 11" (250mm x 270mm)
Date: 1967
Signature: Signed by Artist lower left edge vertically

This is the Signed original Watercolour painting by Wilf Hardy.

French pilot Lieutenant Charles Nungesser so disbelieved in the idea of luck during his World War I combat missions that he had a number of "bad luck" symbols painted on his plane, a skull and crossbones and a coffin painted on the backdrop of the ace of spades.

It was because of these "Germanic looking" symbols that he was once attacked by a British pilot and Nungesser was forced to shoot down his ally to protect himself.

Over the course of the war he was wounded so many time that by 1917 he was being carried to and from his plane. He had 45 kills by the end of the war.

He was eventually lost with his co-pilot in an attempt to cross the Atlantic in 1927. The original painting which shows a duel that should have but didn't kill the pilot was published in Look and Learn #310, 23 December 1967.

Price:  195.00
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Air (Wilf Hardy)

Air (Wilf Hardy)