As the New Year of 1945 dawned, the snow had already spread to blanket the southern half of England with a cloak of frosty whiteness. The festivities of Christmas had passed and the relentless pounding of German cities and industrial targets continued unabated. On every front Hitler’s once-fabled armies were in full retreat. The endgame was now in play.
Recalling that final harsh winter of the war Robert Taylor has painted one of the finest scenes of his illustrious career in a stunning tribute to Robin Olds, one of the legendary Aces who took part in the great aerial assault launched on Germany by the US Eighth Air Force.
Destined to become one of Robert’s classic pieces, it is of great historical significance that Robin Olds has signed part of the edition. The prints are also autographed by pilots that flew alongside him on those arduous missions, giving even greater meaning to this new release and creating a remarkable and valuable collector’s piece.
Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing the print are highly-distinguished fighter pilots who flew P-51s alongside Robin Olds:
Lieutenant Colonel WALTER M. DRAKE
Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS
First Lieutenant JAMES E. FROLKING
Colonel CLARENCE E “BUD” ANDERSON
Brigadier General FRANK L GAILER
Colonel JOE PETERBURS
Colonel STEVE PISANOS
First Lieutenant DAVID L. BORN
This copy has been returned to Robert’s Studio to be enhanced with a unique, original pencil Remarque, hand-drawn in the border. Original work by Robert Taylor seldom becomes available so this is a very collectible piece.