THREATENING SKIES BY RICHARD TAYLOR – FRAMED DOUBLE REMARQUE

$1,195.00

As dawn breaks over the Pacific on the morning of 19 February 1945, a determined force of Japanese Ki-44 Shokis (Demons) launch a surprise attack on a large formation of USAAF B-29 Superfortresses as they approach the Japanese mainland. B-29 gunners let rip as one fighter flashes past, with a second Demon closing at high speed.  The outcome of the deadly encounter hangs in the balance.

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TWO PRINT FRAMED PORTFOLIO

As the USAAF’s mighty B-29 Superfortresses relentlessly pounded the Imperial Japanese war machine, few Japanese fighter interceptors could match these high-flying super bombers. The heavily armed Superfortresses, the largest and fastest piston-engined bomber in World War II, were slowly grinding Japan’s industrial cities and factories to dust.

Increasingly desperate to counter the threat, the Japanese Air Force turned vainly for salvation to the Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki. Codenamed Tojo by the Allies, the high performance interceptor was designed for speed and high altitude, could climb quickly to 37,000 ft, and was one of the very few Japanese aircraft that could challenge the fearsome Superfortresses.

THE SIGNATURES

The main print is personally autographed by the artist and three veterans of the Pacific War who flew B-29s in the assault on mainland Japan:

Lieutenant Colonel RALPH NUTTER
Colonel JAMES PATTILLO
Captain BEN ROBERTSON

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES

This copy has been returned to Richard’s studio to be further enhanced with two original pencil remarques, specially created in the border of the print. The pair are conservation framed and include the original autograph of the legendary Japanese Fighter Ace – the “Sky Samurai,”:

Navy Lieutenant SABURO SAKAI  – 64 aerial victories

Additional information

Artist

Richard Taylor

Media

Lithograph

Overall Size Framed:

36.5 x 29.75 inches

Companion Framed Size:

28 ½ x 24 ½

Release Date

October 2007

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