This outstanding edition is the follow-up to the highly successful releases Height And Sun and Dawn Eagles Rising and carries the original signatures of some of the most prominent P-51 Aces of WWII.
With the morning sun glinting on the fuselages and the Dutch coastline far below, P51 Mustangs of the 78th Fighter Group head for their base at Duxford, at the end of a long sweep east of the Rhine crossing, Spring 1945. Finally the sky was theirs.
Robert Taylor’s visually poetic masterpiece pays tribute to the American P-51 Mustang fighter pilots who flew and fought for freedom during World War II and has been personally signed by many of the United States’ most famous P-51 fighter pilots.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print has been personally signed by the artist, Robert Taylor, together with THREE of the USAAF’s foremost P-51 Mustang Aces:
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST
Colonel CLARENCE E “BUD” ANDERSON
Colonel ART FIEDLER
THE P-51 TRIBUTE EDITION
In addition to the three signatures of the Limited Edition, each copy of the Tribute Edition has been individually signed by a further fourteen P-51 fighter pilots, making a total of SEVENTEEN signatures in total.
Major BILL ALLEN
Captain JAMES L. BROOKS
Captain CLINTON DEWITT BURDICK
Captain WAYNE COLEMAN
Colonel DONALD CUMMINGS
Major URBAN DREW
First Lieutenant RAYMOND T CONLIN
Lieutenant Colonel BOB GOEBEL
Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT A. KARR
Colonel WALKER “BUD” MAHURIN
Colonel STEVE PISANOS
First Lieutenant JOHN SKARA
Second Lieutenant LOWELL STEWARD
First Lieutenant CLINT WHITE
THE ARTIST PROOF
Issued together with all the components of the Tribute Edition, these THIRTY-TWO signature Artist Proofs are matted to include the original signatures of an additional fifteen US pilots who flew fighters in combat, many of whom are top Aces and exponents of the P-51. They include many of the USAAF and USMC’s greatest names.
Brigadier General RUSSELL BERG
Colonel DON BLAKESLEE
Major General CHARLES R. BOND
Colonel GERALD BROWN
Major “KIT” CARSON
Colonel FRANCIS “GABBY” GABRESKI
Colonel HERSCHEL “HERKY” GREEN DSC, DFC
Colonel DAVID “TEX” HILL
Lieutenant Colonel FRANK D. HURLBUT
Major JACK M. ILFREY
Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT JOHNSON
General CARROL “RED” MCCOLPIN
Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS
Major RICHARD “BUD” PETERSON
Lieutenant KENNETH A. WALSH USMC MEDAL OF HONOR