"SCHWEINFURT - THE SECOND MISSION"

BY ROBERT TAYLOR

Autographed by up to 27 mission veterans.

L/E of 650. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Size: 36" x 23-7/8"

Prices: $320 - $795


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Robert Taylor's majestic new aerial combat painting shows Colonel Budd Peaslee's B-17 Equipose, flown by lead pilot Kemp Maclaughlin, leading the Fortresses of the 92nd Bomb Group en-route to the vital ballbearing factories at Schweinfurt. High over Germany, beyond the range of Allied fighter cover, the unprotected B-17s come under relentless attack from enemy fighters. Losses are high. Undeterred, the valiant crews press on to the target, their relentless determination and courage on that “Black Thursday” forever etched into aviation folklore. Sixty-nine B-17s were lost in the raid, causing the Eighth Air Force to cancel strategic daylight bombing missions deep into Germany until adequate long-range fighter escort became available a few months later. Nonetheless, it remained true and is a matter of record, that no Eighth Air Force mission was ever turned back by enemy attack.


The Limited Edition

Joining artist Robert Taylor, each print has been personally signed by THREE pilots, all veterans of the second Schweinfurt mission:

      General J. Kemp Maclaughlin
      First Lieutenant Wilbur 'Bud' Klint
      First Lieutenant John P. Noack


500 signed and numbered prints $320
25 artists proofs $520


The Schweinfurt Edition

Each print in this edition has been signed by an additional seven veterans (for a total of TEN signatures), plus the artist:

      First Lieutenant Frederick J. Bird
      Technical Sergeant Jack R. Goetz
      Captain Malcolm H. Higgins
      Technical Sergeant Bill E. Martin
      Chief Master Sergeant Roy C. McGinnis
      Captain James A. 'Pete' Mullinax
      Staff Sergeant Ben Roberts


325 signed an numbered prints $395


The Commemorative Proofs

Issued with Robert Taylor’s quite outstanding companion drawing 'Black Thursday', signed by a Luftwaffe veteran of the second Schweinfurt raid; this significant tribute edition is also signed by additional USAAF B17 veterans who flew and fought on the mission. In total there are no less than TWENTY-FOUR signatures on the edition.

      First Lieutenant Earl G. Bason
      First Lieutenant Jay G. Coberly
      First Lieutenant Roy G. Davidson Jr.
      Staff Sergeant Marshall L. Fisher
      Technical Sergeant Edward K. Fox
      Colonel Ed Millson
      Captain Thomas A. Parks
      Staff Sergeant Robert Rickel
      Technical Sergeant George G. Roberts
      First Lieutenant John Scarborough
      Colonel Robert M. Slane
      First Lieutenant Donald Springer
      Lieutenant Colonel Henry E. Tessien
      Feldwebel Adolf Denz (Companion Drawing)


In addition, a number of prints in the edition are also signed by the following three veterans of the second Schweinfurt mission, making a total of 27 signatures. These are issued at no extra charge to the first orders received, so please order early to avoid disappointment.

      Lieutenant Colonel Arvid O. Dahl
      Sergeant Mathias J. Kremer
      Captain Foster 'Foss' Rodda


125 Proofs $795