Photo Reconnaissance called for very special skills and qualities in a pilot. Almost always flying alone, the recon pilot had to penetrate deep behind enemy lines to gather vital information, his primary ally being height and speed.
“I am delighted to have been involved with this outstanding new painting and Richard has done a remarkable job, capturing the event exactly as I remember it”
Lieutenant Colonel Clyde. B. East
This superb painting brings to life Captain Clyde East pulling his famed Mustang F-6D, Lil Margaret, into a sharp dive in pursuit of an enemy fighter over Eisenach, on March 24th 1945. Having intercepted a formation of six Me109’s whilst returning from a recce patrol to Schweinfurt, he has already dispatched one German fighter and lines up on another to score two victories in rapid succession.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print in the edition is personally signed by:
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST
THE FIGHTER PILOTS’ EDITION
The Fighter Pilots editions are additionally signed by three P-51 fighter pilots who flew combat in Europe during WWII:
Lieutenant Colonel ERNEST BANKEY
Colonel ART FIEDLER
First Lieutenant CLINT WHITE