Size: 26" x 21" Edition: 400 Subject: 412 Squadron Spitfires.
As shells from the naval bombardment whistle overhead, and ground-fire crackles around them, a pair of Mk IXb Spitfires from 412 Canadian Squadron make a fast run over Juno Beach, in support of the Third Canadian Division storming ashore. Landing craft negotiate their way through choppy seas and mined beach obstacles to discharge men at the water's edge, ready to assault the high sea wall, as tanks begin to open fire on nearby enemy positions. By the end of the day more than 21,000 men had landed on Juno, the second most heavily defended of all the D-Day beaches, with the Canadians advancing further inland than any other Allied troops.
Each copy of Anthony Saunders' Limited Edition, Juno Beach, is signed by two Spitfire pilots who flew combat missions on D-Day: Wing Commander PETER AYERST DFC Squadron Leader FRANCISZEK KORNICKI.