A fine art print by Gareth Hector. Months after landing in Normandy, the men of the Third Armored Division have become the first to conquer a major German city since Napoleon. A day prior the tankers had heard their commander: Gentlemen, I give you Cologne. Let's knock the hell out of it! With armored infantry clearing the flanks, this M26 Pershing, "Eagle 7, " led the charge, defeating a Panzer IV, then a Panther tank at the cathedral.
Now, they've reached the Rhine. As the Shermans circle around, Cpl.
Bob Early's attention to the German heartland across the river. It's time to radio back to headquarters: Cologne is in American hands. This print is from the VICTORY EDITION. Only 280 prints in this edition signed by artist Gareth Hector and 2 veterans. Clarence Smoyer, the "hero of Cologne, " who knocked out the Panther at the cathedral!
Photos 2, 3 and 4 show Clarence today, and during wartime. Sherman commander who fought in the same platoon as Clarence. Photos 5 and 6 show Joe today, and during wartime. 2 small reprinted photos from 1945 Cologne to frame with your print.The item "Signed by Clarence Smoyer 3rd Armored Division hero of Spearhead by Adam Makos" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "valorstudiosinc" and is located in Broomfield, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.