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Gen. Charles R. Bond - Aviation Art Signatures
Gen. Charles R. Bond

Bond was born in 1915 in Dallas, Texas. His military career began in the Texas National Guard, and he was commissioned in 1939 at Randolph Field, Texas. His first assignment was flying B-17s based at Langley Field, Virginia. During this period, he participated in one of the first good-will flights to South America in 1939. After joining the AVG, he was assigned to the Adam & Eves, and recalls being the first to introduce the painted shark mouth motif on AVG P-40s. One of the Tigers great aces, he was credited with shooting down three Japanese aircraft in one mission in the defense of Rangoon. While serving with the AVG, Bond was shot down twice, and was ultimately credited with 8.77 victories. In 1942, Barld rejoined the U.S. Army Air Corps and began teaching combat skills to new pilots. A year later he served as an Ambassadors aide in the U.S. Military Mission to the U.S.S.R. in Moscow. In 1949, Bond graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Management Engineering. He then completed nearly 20 years in military leadersnip positions throughout the United States, Europe and Far East. After serving as Commander 12th Air Force, USAF, he retired with at the rank of Maj. General in 1968. Sadly, Charles Bond passed away on 18th August 2009.

Gen. Charles R. Bond - Signed Aviation Art Prints, Paintings and Drawings
Pilot and Aircrew Signatures
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Flying Tigers - The Stuff of Legend by Robert Taylor.


Flying Tigers - The Stuff of Legend by Robert Taylor.

P-40s of the AVG Flying Tigers 3rd Pursuit Squadron - Hell's Angels - surprise the enemy with a deadly strafing attack on a Japanese forward air-base in China, summer 1942. With their Allison engines screaming at full throttle, AVG Aces Tommy Haywood and Robert Smith, lead the charge as the Hell's Angels leave a trail of havoc and destruction behind them. Robert Taylor has created a masterpiece to honor the Flying Tigers and the release is autographed by legendary Aces including four of the AVG's most respected pilots who, since signing, have sadly passed away, giving even greater meaning to this edition.
Item Code : DHM6426Flying Tigers - The Stuff of Legend by Robert Taylor. - Editions Available
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 275 prints.
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Paper size 32.5 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm) Rossi, Dick
Shilling, Erik
Hill, Tex
Older, Charles
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £265
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Collectors edition of 25 artist proofs.
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Paper size 32.5 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm) Rossi, Dick
Shilling, Erik
Hill, Tex
Older, Charles
Johnson, Wayne G (companion print)
Phillips, Ronald M (companion print)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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PRINTCollectors edition of 200 prints.
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Paper size 32.5 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm) Rossi, Dick
Shilling, Erik
Hill, Tex
Older, Charles
Johnson, Wayne G (companion print)
Phillips, Ronald M (companion print)
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Paper size 32.5 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm) Rossi, Dick
Shilling, Erik
Hill, Tex
Older, Charles
Johnson, Wayne G (companion print)
Phillips, Ronald M (companion print)
Neale, Bob (matted on companion print)
Rector, Ed (matted on companion print)
Smith, Robert T (matted on companion print)
Alison, John (matted on companion print)
Bond, Charles R (matted on companion print)
Segura, Wiltz (matted on companion print)
Lopez, Don (matted on companion print)
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REMARQUELimited edition of 15 remarques.
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Paper size 32.5 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm) Rossi, Dick
Shilling, Erik
Hill, Tex
Older, Charles
Johnson, Wayne G (companion print)
Phillips, Ronald M (companion print)
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REMARQUELimited edition of 10 double remarques.
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Paper size 32.5 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm) Rossi, Dick
Shilling, Erik
Hill, Tex
Older, Charles
Johnson, Wayne G (companion print)
Phillips, Ronald M (companion print)
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Shark Sighting by John D Shaw.


Shark Sighting by John D Shaw.

Before the pilots of the legendary American Volunteer Group could take to the skies against the enemy, the all-important task of Bore Sighting the .30 caliber wing guns of their P-40s had to take place! The ingenious armourers of the AVG were often forced to improvise, but as the Tigers incredible combat record can attest, these great Americans got the job done!
Item Code : DHM1838Shark Sighting by John D Shaw. - Editions Available
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 650 prints.
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Paper size 37.5 inches x 23 inches (95cm x 59cm) Image size 32 inches x 16 inches (82cm x 41cm) Richardson, Roland
Poshefko, Joseph
Keeton, Robert B
Brown, Carl
Wright, Peter
Hill, Tex
Rossi, Dick
Bond, Charles R
Baisden, Charles N
Clouthier, Leo Paul
Janski, Edwin A
Jernstedt, Kenneth A
Losonsky, Frank S
Vaux, Morgan H
Stiles, Edward L
+ Artist : John D Shaw


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Opening Sky by Robert Taylor.


Opening Sky by Robert Taylor.

With the morning sun glinting on their fuselages, P-51 Mustangs of the 78th Fighter Group cross the Dutch coastline far below, as they head back towards their base at Duxford, England at the end of a long sweep east of the Rhine crossing, Spring 1945. The final months of the war in Europe lie ahead, and for the P-51 pilots victory is within sight. Finally, after years of toil, the sky was theirs.
Item Code : DHM1845Opening Sky by Robert Taylor. - Editions Available
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PRINTLimited edition of 300 prints.
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Paper size 27.5 inches x 17 inches (70cm x 43cm) Image size 21 inches x 8 inches (53cm x 20cm) Anderson, C E Bud
East, Clyde B
Fiedler, Arthur C
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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Limited edition of 75 artist proofs
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Overall matted size 31.5 inches x 19 inches (80cm x 48cm) Image size 21 inches x 8 inches (53cm x 20cm) Mahurin, Walker Bud
Blakeslee, Don (matted)
Olds, Robin (matted)
Pisanos, Steve
Hill, Tex (matted)
Cummings, Donald
Goebel, Bob
Gabreski, Gabby (matted)
Green, Herky (matted)
Steward, Lowell
Peterson, Richard Bud (matted)
McColpin, Carroll W (matted)
Carson, Leonard Kit (matted)
Burdick, Clinton DeWitt
Drew, Urban
Coleman, Wayne L
Johnson, Robert S (matted)
Conlin, Raymond T
Skara, John
Karr, Robert A
Hurlbut, Frank D (matted)
Ilfrey, Jack M (matted)
Bond, Charles R (matted)
Brown, Gerald (matted)
White, Clint
Walsh, Kenneth A (matted)
Allen, Bill
Berg, Russ (matted)
Brooks, Jim
Anderson, C E Bud
East, Clyde B
Fiedler, Arthur C
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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PRINTP-51 Tribute edition of 175 prints
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Paper size 27.5 inches x 17 inches (70cm x 43cm) Image size 21 inches x 8 inches (53cm x 20cm) Mahurin, Walker Bud
Pisanos, Steve
Cummings, Donald
Goebel, Bob
Steward, Lowell
Burdick, Clinton DeWitt
Drew, Urban
Coleman, Wayne L
Conlin, Raymond T
Skara, John
Karr, Robert A
White, Clint
Allen, Bill
Brooks, Jim
Anderson, C E Bud
East, Clyde B
Fiedler, Arthur C
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Flying Tiger by Nicolas Trudgian.


Flying Tiger by Nicolas Trudgian.

Part of a small print series of six American WW2 aircraft, signed by some of the great American pilots, some no longer with us. Cranston Fine Arts have purchased the last remaining stocks of this aviation series.
Item Code : DHM2651Flying Tiger by Nicolas Trudgian. - Editions Available
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 450 prints.
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Paper size 11.5 inches x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm) Older, Charles
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. (Hill)
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Hill, Tex
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. (Bond)
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Paper size 11.5 inches x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm) Bond, Charles R
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Older, Charles
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Flying Tigers and Buffalos by Stan Stokes.


Flying Tigers and Buffalos by Stan Stokes.

Claire Chennaults American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) continue to capture the imagination and interest of aviation history buffs more than fifty years after they flew combat missions for the Chinese Air Force. Composed of about ninety pilots and another 200 ground support personnel, the Tigers arrived in China in mid-1941. Flying Curtiss P-40s which had been rerouted from Britain to China, the Tigers flew from December of 1941 until mid-1942. Engaging a numerically superior Japanese force over a very wide front, the AVG was officially credited with downing 299 Japanese aircraft in aerial combat, and an additional 240 aircraft destroyed during ground attack missions. The Flying Tigers slowed the Japanese conquest in China, and caused Japan to focus more resources on this theater of operations than they had planned. Charles R. Bond was Vice Squadron Leader for the AVGs 1 Pursuit Squadron, the Adam and Eves. Bond was born in Dallas, Texas in 1915. He joined the Texas National Guard.........


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Item Code : STK0164Flying Tigers and Buffalos by Stan Stokes. - Editions Available
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Size 22 inches x 18 inches (56cm x 46cm) Brown, Carl
Rosbert, Joe
Rossi, Dick
Bond, Charles R
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Summer of 42 by John D Shaw.


Summer of 42 by John D Shaw.

In this superb tribute to one of the most famous fighter units of WWII the serenity of the beautiful Li River is broken as P40 Tomahawks of the AVG Flying Tigers, bearing their famous shark-mouth motif, return to base at Kweilin.
Item Code : DHM2633Summer of 42 by John D Shaw. - Editions Available
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 850 prints.
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Paper size 39.5 inches x 21 inches (100cm x 53cm) Bond, Charles R
Rosbert, Joe
Rossi, Dick
Vaux, Morgan H
Hill, Tex
Keeton, Robert B
Layher, Robert F
Mott, Charles D
Wright, Peter
Baisden, Charles N
Clouthier, Leo Paul
Jernstedt, Kenneth A
Losonsky, Frank S
Poshefko, Joseph
Stiles, Edward L
Janski, Edwin A
+ Artist : John D Shaw


Signature(s) value alone : £675
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Aircraft for : Gen. Charles R. Bond (deceased)
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Flying Fortress




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Number Built : 12677

Flying Fortress

In the mid-1930s engineers at Boeing suggested the possibility of designing a modern long-range monoplane bomber to the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1934 the USAAC issued Circular 35-26 that outlined specifications for a new bomber that was to have a minimum payload of 2000 pounds, a cruising speed in excess of 200-MPH, and a range of at least 2000 miles. Boeing produced a prototype at its own expense, the model 299, which first flew in July of 1935. The 299 was a long-range bomber based largely on the Model 247 airliner. The Model 299 had several advanced features including an all-metal wing, an enclosed cockpit, retractable landing gear, a fully enclosed bomb bay with electrically operated doors, and cowled engines. With gun blisters glistening everywhere, a newsman covering the unveiling coined the term Flying Fortress to describe the new aircraft. After a few initial test flights the 299 flew off to Wright Field setting a speed record with an average speed of 232-mph. At Wright Field the 299 bettered its competition in almost all respects. However, an unfortunate crash of the prototype in October of 1935 resulted in the Army awarding its primary production contract to Douglas Aircraft for its DB-1 (B-18.) The Army did order 13 test models of the 299 in January 1936, and designated the new plane the Y1B-17. Early work on the B-17 was plagued by many difficulties, including the crash of the first Y1B-17 on its third flight, and nearly bankrupted the Company. Minor quantities of the B-17B, B-17C, and B-17D variants were built, and about 100 of these aircraft were in service at the time Pearl Harbor was attacked. In fact a number of unarmed B-17s flew into the War at the time of the Japanese attack. The German Blitzkrieg in Europe resulted in accelerated aircraft production in America. The B-17E was the first truly heavily armed variant and made its initial flight in September of 1941. B-17Es cost $298,000 each and more than 500 were delivered. The B-17F and B-17G were the truly mass-produced wartime versions of the Flying Fortress. More than 3,400 B-17Fs and more than 8,600 B-17Gs would be produced. The American daylight strategic bombing campaign against Germany was a major factor in the Allies winning the War in Europe. This campaign was largely flown by B-17 Flying Fortresses (12,677 built) and B-24 Liberators (18,188 built.) The B-17 bases were closer to London than those of the B-24, so B-17s received a disproportionate share of wartime publicity. The first mission in Europe with the B-17 was an Eighth Air Force flight of 12 B-17Es on August 12, 1942. Thousands more missions, with as many as 1000 aircraft on a single mission would follow over the next 2 ½ years, virtually decimating all German war making facilities and plants. The B-17 could take a lot of damage and keep on flying, and it was loved by the crews for bringing them home despite extensive battle damage. Following WW II, B-17s would see some action in Korea, and in the 1948 Israel War. There are only 14 flyable B-17s in operation today and a total of 43 complete airframes

Warhawk




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Manufacturer : Curtiss
Production Began : 1938
Retired : 1958
Number Built : 13738

Warhawk

P-40
Squadrons for : Gen. Charles R. Bond (deceased)
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American Volunteer Group


Country : US
(AVG) Financially backed by China to defend against Japanese attack, prior to American entering the war. Pilots awarded $500 bounty for each aircraft destroyed.

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