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Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased)

Ace with 15.50 Victories

Joining the RAF in 1940 Don Blakeslee flew Spitfires with 401 Squadron. When the Eagle Squadron were formed he transferred as an experienced flight commander with several victories to his credit. An aggressive and fearless fighter pilot, Blakeslee was promoted to lead 133 Squadron, and was described as the best fighter leader the war produced. Already an Ace, he transferred to the USAAF 4th Fighter Group. By the war end he had over four years of continuous combat flying, and 14.5 air victories to his credit. Colonel Don Blakeslee sadly passed away on 3rd September 2008.

Items Signed by Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased)

The aircraft in the foreground bears the name Alabama Rammer Jammer, the personal mount of 2/Lt Arthur Cundy ,352nd FS, 353rd FG. The 353rds yellow and black chequered nose bands were one of the most distinctive recognition features of all the Eighth......
Little Friends by Simon Smith. (B)
Price : £300.00
The aircraft in the foreground bears the name Alabama Rammer Jammer, the personal mount of 2/Lt Arthur Cundy ,352nd FS, 353rd FG. The 353rds yellow and black chequered nose bands were one of the most distinctive recognition features of all the Eighth......

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 In the dark days of 1940 following Dunkirk, a seemingly defenceless Britain stood starkly alone in Europe, facing the might of an all-conquering Nazi Germany.  Protected only by the narrow waters of the English Channel, it was left to a tiny band of......
Eagle Force by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Price : £395.00
In the dark days of 1940 following Dunkirk, a seemingly defenceless Britain stood starkly alone in Europe, facing the might of an all-conquering Nazi Germany. Protected only by the narrow waters of the English Channel, it was left to a tiny band of......

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 In the dark days of 1940 following Dunkirk, a seemingly defenceless Britain stood starkly alone in Europe, facing the might of an all-conquering Nazi Germany.  Protected only by the narrow waters of the English Channel, it was left to a tiny band of......
Eagle Force by Robert Taylor. (B)
Price : £285.00
In the dark days of 1940 following Dunkirk, a seemingly defenceless Britain stood starkly alone in Europe, facing the might of an all-conquering Nazi Germany. Protected only by the narrow waters of the English Channel, it was left to a tiny band of......

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 In the dark days of 1940 following Dunkirk, a seemingly defenceless Britain stood starkly alone in Europe, facing the might of an all-conquering Nazi Germany.  Protected only by the narrow waters of the English Channel, it was left to a tiny band of......
Eagle Force by Robert Taylor. (C)
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In the dark days of 1940 following Dunkirk, a seemingly defenceless Britain stood starkly alone in Europe, facing the might of an all-conquering Nazi Germany. Protected only by the narrow waters of the English Channel, it was left to a tiny band of......NOT
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 A pair of P51D Mustangs of the 361st Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, escort a damaged B17G Flying Fortress of the 381st Bomb Group back to its home base of Ridgewell, England, during the Autumn of 1944. ......
Last One Home by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Price : £250.00
A pair of P51D Mustangs of the 361st Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, escort a damaged B17G Flying Fortress of the 381st Bomb Group back to its home base of Ridgewell, England, during the Autumn of 1944. ......

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 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 194......
Opening Sky by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Price : £450.00
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 194......

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Spitfires of No.71 Squadron American Eagles fly over a downed Me109 after a dogfight above northern Francce, 1941.......
Eagles Prey by Robert Taylor.
Price : £320.00
Spitfires of No.71 Squadron American Eagles fly over a downed Me109 after a dogfight above northern Francce, 1941.......

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Spitfires of No.71 Squadron American Eagles fly over a downed Me109 after a dogfight above northern Francce, 1941.......
Eagles Prey by Robert Taylor (AP)
Price : £495.00
Spitfires of No.71 Squadron American Eagles fly over a downed Me109 after a dogfight above northern Francce, 1941.......

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 Based at RAF Debden in England under Blakeslees leadership the unit, originally comprising of RAF Eagle Squadron pilots, would produce some of the wars greatest aces. By the end of WWII Blakeslee had flown more combat hours than any US pilot and ins......Debden Eagles by John D Shaw.
Price : £160.00
Based at RAF Debden in England under Blakeslees leadership the unit, originally comprising of RAF Eagle Squadron pilots, would produce some of the wars greatest aces. By the end of WWII Blakeslee had flown more combat hours than any US pilot and ins......

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 Based at RAF Debden in England under Blakeslees leadership the unit, originally comprising of RAF Eagle Squadron pilots, would produce some of the wars greatest aces. By the end of WWII Blakeslee had flown more combat hours than any US pilot and ins......Debden Eagles by John D Shaw. (B)
Price : £265.00
Based at RAF Debden in England under Blakeslees leadership the unit, originally comprising of RAF Eagle Squadron pilots, would produce some of the wars greatest aces. By the end of WWII Blakeslee had flown more combat hours than any US pilot and ins......

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 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. ......P-51 Mustang by Nicolas Trudgian. (APC)
Price : £80.00
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. ......

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 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. ......P-51 Mustang by Nicolas Trudgian. (APG)
Price : £70.00
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. ......

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  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.......P-51 Mustang by Nicolas Trudgian. (C)
Price : £90.00
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.......

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   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.......P-51 Mustang by Nicolas Trudgian. (I)
Price : £55.00
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.......

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 Dominating the skies over Germany, P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group - The Eagles - sweep across the cloud tops, their pilots scanning the distant horizon for any signs of the Luftwaffe.  They are ready for trouble should the enemy decide to chance the......Eagles on the Rampage by Robert Taylor. (B)
Price : £1995.00
Dominating the skies over Germany, P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group - The Eagles - sweep across the cloud tops, their pilots scanning the distant horizon for any signs of the Luftwaffe. They are ready for trouble should the enemy decide to chance the......

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 Dominating the skies over Germany, P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group - The Eagles - sweep across the cloud tops, their pilots scanning the distant horizon for any signs of the Luftwaffe.  They are ready for trouble should the enemy decide to chance the......Eagles on the Rampage by Robert Taylor. (C)
Price : £2995.00
Dominating the skies over Germany, P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group - The Eagles - sweep across the cloud tops, their pilots scanning the distant horizon for any signs of the Luftwaffe. They are ready for trouble should the enemy decide to chance the......

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P-51 Mustangs of the 353rd Fighter Group make a low-level run over towns and villages along the Rhine.......Eagles Over the Rhine by Robert Taylor.
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<b>SOLD OUT. ......Fourth Fighter Patrol by Robert Taylor.
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<b>SOLD OUT. ......Home Run by Robert Taylor.
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78th FG Thunderbolts preparing to depart Duxford - with two visiting 361st FG Mustangs in the background while overhead other 361st FG Mustangs climb away from Bottisham.......Outward Bound by Robert Taylor.
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78th FG Thunderbolts preparing to depart Duxford - with two visiting 361st FG Mustangs in the background while overhead other 361st FG Mustangs climb away from Bottisham.......NOT
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Packs with at least one item featuring the signature of Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased)


Pack 717. Pack of two Spitfire prints by Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian.
Pack Price : £585.00
Saving : £454
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Eagle Force by Robert Taylor. (B)
September Victory by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 715. Pack of two WW2 Spitfire aviation prints by Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian.
Pack Price : £350.00
Saving : £125
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Eagle Force by Robert Taylor. (B)
First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)

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Pack 716. Pack of two special edition Spitfire prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Robert Taylor.
Pack Price : £380.00
Saving : £195
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

Eagle Force by Robert Taylor. (B)
First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (C)

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Battle of Britain Signature Spitfire Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Pack Price : £480.00
Saving : £135
Aviation Print Pack. ......

Titles in this pack :

In the Playground of the Gods by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Eagle Force by Robert Taylor. (AP)

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Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased)

Squadrons for : Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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336th Fighter Squadron

Country : US

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336th Fighter Squadron

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4th Fighter Group

Country : US
The Eagles. Stationed at Debden.

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4th Fighter Group

The Eagles. Stationed at Debden.

No.133 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st March 1918
Fate : Disbanded 29th September 1942
Eagle

Let us to the battle

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No.133 Sqn RAF

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No.401 Sqn RAF

Country : UK

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No.401 Sqn RAF

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No.401 Sqn RCAF

Country : Canada
Founded : 1st March 1941
Fate : Disbanded 10th July 1945
Ram

Mors cellerima hostibus - Very swift death to the enemy

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No.401 Sqn RCAF

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Aircraft for : Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased)
A list of all aircraft associated with Colonel Don Blakeslee (deceased). A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.

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