Dick Winters on D-Day.
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Print Size: 34.5" x 24"
We Were a Band of Brothers
by John D. Shaw
Print #1 in our series depicting the "Band of Brothers"

June 5, 1944, at Uppottery Airfield, England . . .
Gilded in the evening’s glow, Lt. Richard Winters confers with his “Band of Brothers,” the paratroopers of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne. Soon, these young men would parachute into German-occupied France, to spearhead Europe’s emancipation. Winters holds a letter from regimental commander Col. Robert Sink, that states, “Tonight is the Night of Nights. Tomorrow throughout the whole of our homeland and the Allied world the bells will ring out the tidings that you have arrived, and the invasion for liberation has begun.”

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850 prints bearing 8 to 13 signatures: Autographed by a combination of the following Easy Company D-Day veterans: Sal Bellino, Maxwell Clark, Buck Compton, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Forrest Guth, Ed Joint, Paul Lamoureux, Joe Lesniewski, Clancy Lyall, Don Malarkey, Earl McClung, Ed Shames, Rod Strohl.
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200 prints, some autographed by 2 -3 Easy Company D-Day veterans.
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101 copies - Prints include the extremely rare original signature of Easy Company’s wartime company commander, Dick Winters, along with the autographs of 14 other Easy Company D-Day veterans including: Sal Bellino, Maxwell Clark, Buck Compton, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Forrest Guth, Ed Joint, Paul Lamoureux, Joe Lesniewski, Clancy Lyall, Don Malarkey, Earl McClung, Ed Shames, and Rod Strohl.

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101 copies - Prints include the extremely rare original autograph of Easy Company’s wartime company commander, Dick Winters, along with the autographs of Easy Company D-Day veterans including: Sal Bellino, Maxwell Clark, Buck Compton, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Forrest Guth, Ed Joint, Paul Lamoureux, Joe Lesniewski, Clancy Lyall, Don Malarkey, Earl McClung, Ed Shames, and Rod Strohl.

November 2003: We’re excited to announce the completion of one of the most anticipated military art prints ever published…We Were a Band of Brothers by John D. Shaw, depicting the famed men of Easy Company preparing for the fateful jump into Normandy on the ‘night of nights’.

After nearly 2 years in the planning and creation, Ghost Wings and Liberty Studios have had the honor of having the participation of over 14 original veterans of Easy Company in personally signing these lithographs.

Each of these distinguished ‘Band of Brothers’ participated in the D-Day jump on June 6, 1944, and continued on to make military history, immortalized in Steven Ambrose’s bestseller and the award-winning HBO miniseries. This stunning and historically accurate portrayal is available in several editions, all bearing numerous multiple original signatures of Easy Company’s original ‘Band of Brothers’ paratroopers!

The staff of Ghost Wings aviation magazine
(now Valor) with the original painting.

John D. Shaw has pursued his art and graphics career since 1985. Born in 1961, this native of Carson City, Nevada is a veteran of both the fine art and commercial art fields. As an illustrator, Shaw created artwork for clients such as Lucas Films Ltd., Kellogg's, and Major League Baseball.

Shaw's work took a new emphasis in 1993, when he began creating paintings with a historical theme. With special attention to the World War-II era, his depictions of these aircraft, people, and their missions have become celebrated, worldwide.

Shaw’s artwork hangs in the collection of President Bush ’41, President Bush ’43, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, and private collections worldwide. His art has adorned the covers of magazines like Private Pilot's Aviation Art Gallery, World War II, World War II History, Aviation History, and Valor Magazine.

With the November 2008 completion of "The Eagle's Nest," Shaw has contributed three out of the five paintings in Valor Studios’ art print series depicting the Band of Brothers.

Major Dick Winters
Major Richard Winters with artist
John D. Shaw, November 2003.
We are grateful not only for your interest in this project, but are especially thankful to the wonderful gentlemen of Easy Company who graciously gave of their time and toil to support our efforts to preserve history through Ghost Wings magazine. Also thanks to Easy Company historian Jake Powers for his historical advisement during the production of this print.