It’s winter 1944 and the snow has brought a special quiet to the countryside in the late evening twilight. The war seems a world away until the ear-shattering roar of Merlin engines re-focuses the mind on the realities of war-torn Europe. As dusk gathers and just feet above the gently waving reeds, P-51 Mustangs rush for home bearing the scars of the day’s battle; soon the tensions of aerial combat will be forgotten for a few hours, melting into an evening of camaraderie. Tomorrow will be another day.
Robert Taylor’s classic Masterwork depicts this life of extremes lived to the full by a special breed of men who flew this iconic fighter as the Allies pushed for victory in Europe during WWII. Tough, supremely confident, cavalier, determined, and gloriously brave; it was an era that belonged to them and an era that is more appreciated by the spell-binding artistry of the world’s leading military and aviation artist.
Each print has been personally signed by the artist along with six famous P-51 Mustang Aces:
Colonel CLARENCE E “BUD” ANDERSON
Captain JAMES L. BROOKS
Lieutenant Colonel BOB GOEBEL
Colonel HERSCHEL “HERKY” GREEN DSC, DFC
Colonel WALKER “BUD” MAHURIN
Colonel JAMES GOODSON
Each print in this edition is issued with the companion print MUSTANGS OVER BREMEN.