Duxford became home of the 78th Fighter Group when they arrived in England with their P-47B Thunderbolts in 1943. The objective of the American fighter units was to gain air superiority over the Luftwaffe in support of their daylight bombing campaign. By the end of 1944 they achieved their objective.
It is the spring of 1944, and with the Normandy invasion just days away, P-47D Thunderbolts of the 78th Fighter Group, already painted with invasion markings, depart Duxford en route for the north coast of France, and a low-level strafing mission
This superb release by the hugely talented Richard Taylor commemorates the valiant contribution of the 78th Fighter Group during WWII.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor in signing this outstanding tribute to the P-47 Thunderbolt, each print in the entire edition is signed by one of the most respected P-47 fighter Aces who flew combat over Europe during World War II.
Colonel ROBERT J. “SHORTY” RANKIN – 10 victories, including Ace in a day.
THE FIGHTER ACES EDITION
Every print in this exclusive Fighter Aces edition has been signed by three additional iconic P-47 Pilots, who all flew combat in Europe during WWII:
Colonel WALKER “BUD” MAHURIN – 24 ¼ victories
Colonel STEVE PISANOS – 10 victories
First Lieutenant SAMUEL ‘BUZZARD’ LUTZ