'Frank Luke and His SPAD XIII"
... the "flying madman"
They called him a lunatic.
The desire of this great American aviator to live on the brink of destruction
brought great opposition from his superiors,
who often grounded him for his poor conduct and unauthorized flights.
Nonetheless, Frank Luke would climb into his plane and fly anyway,
returning to base with several enemy kills.
He was the only WWI aviator to receive
the Congressional Medal of Honor - and did so while under military arrest.
The relentless, cocky belligerent Luke
flew his final mission over Germany in 1918.
Instead of returning to base,
he took down three German balloons and an infantry column
before crash landing.
And rather than surrender to the troops that fell upon him,
Frank Luke climbed out of the cockpit and fought with his pistol until killed.
With great detail and accuracy,
aviation artist Sherry Lee portrays this 'flying madman'
as he stands before the plane that made him famous.
This inspiring edition is limited to only 2500,
measuring 18" x 24".
Each lithograph is printed on 80 lb. Teton Cover
and hand signed and numbered by the artist.