The VMA-214 squadron (V pour heavier-than-air, M for Marine and A for Attack) is the heir of the famous VMF-214 (V pour heavier-than-air, M for Marine and F for Fighter) and his equally famous Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington credited 28 wins and holder of the "Medal of Honor", America's highest distinction that will allow him to leave the army with the rank of colonel in 1947.
his Heip, German officer is the origin of the song "Lili Marlene" in 1915. His poem speaks of love and separation. This is the song that reunites the two camps, a hymn to love. Lili Marlene became THE WWII song.
20 May 1944.
The Normandy landings approaching. The bombings s & rsquo; intensifies, with the aim to slow down and disrupt German movements. The railways are a prime target…
One hundred British bombers aimed Mans rail yards, thirty minutes after this hell l & rsquo; is achieved. Three English aircraft destroyed and a dozen victims among civilians Le Mans.
The same side of the towers, but here c & rsquo; is the Americans who are s & rsquo; care of this important railway junction. L & rsquo; s goal is completely missed, so that the bombs fall on d & rsquo neighborhoods, homes…143 dead.
C & rsquo; is that too war…Many sacrifices unknown to the general freedom.
Lithography “The Liberators”, with original signatures of four veterans of the famous Easy Compagny, of 506 Regiment 101 nd Airborne Division, made famous by the series “Band of Brothers”.
It is a single copy, because each lithograph is signed by veterans of this 506 regiment.
Veterans whose signature is present on lithography