Okinawa, Towards the Bitter End. The Original Drawing by Robert Taylor – Framed

$9,995.00

The stunning original work in graphite and paint with color highlights by Robert Taylor, used to create his historic painting – Okinawa
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Original Pencil Drawing $9,995.00 Framed original work Including the original autographs of Eighteen Pacific Fighter Pilots
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Robert Taylor depicts USMC Ace Dean Caswell and F4U Corsairs from VMF-221, based on the carrier USS Bunker Hill, climbing away from the target area after delivering a blistering rocket attack on enemy positions on Okinawa.

This original piece, created in graphite and paint with color highlights is Robert’s concept drawing for one of the most powerful paintings of his long and distinguished career. Robert seldom created drawings this large and at an imposing framed size of 36 x 30 inches, this is a substantial and significant original work.

THE SIGNATURES

The drawing is personally signed by Robert Taylor along with Ten legendary Pilots and Aces who flew Corsairs during the Battle of Okinawa, including Dean Caswell. Most of these Pilots also flew in combat in Korea and Vietnam:

Colonel DEAN CASWELL USMC – Corsairs VMF-221 / 7 victories. Later flew in Korea and Vietnam.
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM LUCAS USMC – Corsairs VMF-216 / Later flew in Korea and Vietnam.
Lieutenant Colonel LYLE BRADLEY USMC – Corsairs VMF-225 & VMF-123 / Later flew in Korea
Lieutenant Commander TOM MCBRIDE USN – Corsairs VMF-1 / Later flew in Korea
Commander WILLIS E. HARDY USN – Hellcats VF-17 “Jolly Rogers”  / 6½ victories, Ace in a day
Commander DEAN LAIRD USN –  Wildcats & Hellcat VF-4 / 6 ½ victories. Later flew in Korea
Lieutenant Colonel DARRELL SMITH USMC – Corsairs VMF-312 “Checkerboards” / Later flew in Korea
Captain PHILLIP DE GROOT USMC – Corsairs VMF-224 / Later flew in Korea, 140 combat missions in total
First Lieutenant CLINT FLADLAND USMC – Corsairs VMF-321’s “Hell’s Angels” / Later flew in Korea
Colonel JOE MCPHAIL USMC – Corsairs, VMF-441 & VMF-323 / 2 victories. Later flew in Korea, 240 missions in total

This original work is framed and conservation matted to include the original pencil autographs of a further Eight legendary Pacific Fighter Aces:

Colonel JIM SWETT USMC Medal of Honor – Wildcats & Corsairs VMF-221 “Fighting Falcons”  / 15 ½ victories
Brigadier General JOSEPH “JOE” FOSS  Medal of Honor – Wildcat VMF-121 / 26 victories
Lieutenant Colonel A. ROGER CONANT – Corsairs VMF-215 / 6 victories, 100 combat missions
Colonel ARCHIE DONAHUE USMC – Corsairs VMF-112 / 14 victories, Ace in a day, 215 combat missions
Colonel ROBERT BRUCE PORTER USMC – Wildcats, Corsairs & Hellcats VMF-121 / 5 victories
Colonel JEFFERSON DE BLANC USMC Medal of Honor – Wildcats & Corsairs VMF-112 & VMF 422  / 9 victories
Lieutenant Colonel KEN WALSH USMC Medal of Honor – Corsairs VMF-124  / 21 victories, 140 combat missions
Major General MARION CARL USMC – Wildcats VMF-221  / 18 ½ victories, the first USMC Ace

The signatures include Nine Aces and Four holders of the Medal of Honor creating a historic Eighteen signature piece for the serious collector.

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Framed Size

36 x 30 inches

Date of Creation

2016

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