Robert Taylor has painted a magnificent reconstruction of a mission during the final stages of that momentous conflict. Depicted are B-29s of the 499th Bomb Group, 73rd Wing of the 20th Air Force. After a daylight raid on Tokyo, showing all the telltale signs of combat over the target, a Wing of the world’s largest and fastest-ever piston-engined bombers make their long over-water journey home, still many hours away at Saipan Island. At the extremity of their range, “little friends,” very-long-range P-51 Mustang escort fighters, peel off and head for home – leaving the mighty bombers to fend for themselves.
Each copy of Valor in the Pacific is signed by FOUR highly decorated B-29 pilots. Each copy of Fortress under Attack (Companion Print) is signed by Two Medal of Honor recipients:
Colonel ROBERT MORGAN
Lieutenant CHESTER MARSHALL
Brigadier General HENRY HUGLIN
Colonel RAY BRASHEAR
Master Sergeant RED ERWIN (COMPANION)
Lieutenant Colonel JAY ZEAMER (COMPANION)