"July 31, 1944"- P38 Antoine de Saint Exupery - limited edition print

Poster P38 Saint-Exupéry
Poster P38 Saint-ExupéryPoster P38 Saint-Exupéry détail 1Poster P38 Saint-Exupéry détail 2
37,50 € each


80 x 60 xm (32 x 26 inches)
tube cartonné (carton tube)
Papier satiné 300 g / Strong flat paper

July 31, 1944. Antoine de Saint-Exupery takes off for his last mission. He Flies toward the French coast in his P38 F5 recon aircraft and disapear some hours later without leaving a trace... till 1998 when a fishermen finds a jewel in a Limestone concretion : a curb with the aviator's name. After a lot of efforts, some parts of Saint-Exupery's supposed aircraft are discovered not far from Marseille. But no evidences that could explain the cause of the crash. Two years after the discovery of the crashed P38, a German pilot, Horst Rippert, confessed that he was probably the one who shot down Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Despite the lack of evidences I've decided to illustrate this story with a typical landscape in background : "The Calanques" of Marseille and the little Messerschmitt 109 getting out of the clouds....