Climbing on full power, P-51 Mustangs of the Fourth Fighter Group patrol the skies over northern France ahead of the main force of Eighth Air Force bombers, 1944.
WWII’s most successful offensive fighter aircraft, the P-51 Mustang, is majestically portrayed in this spectacular painting by Robert Taylor.
It is of great historical importance that the prints in this edition are personally autographed by four of the most distinguished fighter pilots to fly Mustangs during WWII. All of them were volunteers, flying with the RAF Eagle Squadrons, before transferring to the 4th Fighter Group when America entered the war. They were all highly decorated by both the USAAF and the RAF:
Colonel DON BLAKESLEE – 14½ victories
Colonel JAMES GOODSON – 15 victories
Major General CHESLEY G. PETERSON – 10 victories
Lieutenant Colonel JIM CLARK – 16 victories
This stunning piece is one of the most sought after in Robert Taylor’s extensive portfolio and now seldom becomes available on the secondary market.