STRANGE BEDFELLOWS by Rick Herter "This fine limited edition lithograph by Rick Herter is an authentic representation of an event described in my book, Doorknob Five Two. Low on fuel, an Me.109 accepts a P-38 escort to Sicily. I am Fredric Arnold, the P-38 pilot depicted in the painting. I'm 86 years old and the last survivor of my original P-38 group. Time has come to divest myself of some of my WW II memorabilia. The artist, Rick Herter, is one of America's foremost aviation artists. His work is in the Pentagon, the Smithsonian, and favored by collectors. Both the German and American Squadron insignias are reproduced on the border of the lithograph. I painted and signed the Remarque Print attached to the lower border." Fredric Arnold
"No! Diss iss not Route 66!" by Fredric Arnold (actual size of Remarque)
(See photo in the photo section below.)
Military and Art Background
Fifty combat missions as a P-38 fighter pilot in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy during World War II - awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters - test-flew America's first jet, designed and developed power steering for aircraft, and promoted to the rank of Major at the age of twenty-three.
Fredric Arnold is featured in the documentary, "Between Two Worlds" a Cinetrope Films production memorializing the 12 men killed who were in his original group of 14 P-38 Fighter Pilots in 1943, Class of 42J.
Major Arnold is also the author of Doorknob Five Two, a graphic memoir of his experiences as a fighter pilot and offered for sale on eBay.
's the whole Enchilada:
Signed and numbered Herter Lithograph/Arnold Remarque Collage Print
Certificate of Authenticity
A signed 8 x 10 photo of Arnold in the cockpit of his P-38.
Signature alone valued at $50.00 in
Sanders Price List to Autographs Lithograph/Remarque Gallery Price $175.00
Print in mint condition, acid free paper, stored flat, and comes from Arnold's personal collection.
Shipped in sturdy tube via U.S. Priority Mail. Print size: 34"W x 21"H. Image size: 27-1/2"W x 13-5/8"H. Buyer to pay $14.50 s/h and insurance charges. International M.O.or PayPal accepted.
Satisfaction guaranteed or full refund less shipping charges.