PLOESTI THE VITAL MISSION
In a moving 50th Anniversary tribute to the 1700 intrepid aircrew who flew the epic Ploesti Raid, the world's foremost aviation artist, Robert Taylor, has created a masterpiece in air combat art. As Suzy Q emerges from the maelstrom, with 44th Bomb Group Commander Leon Johnson clearly visible in the co-pilot's seat, the gripping spectacle of that historic raid is brought to life with vivid, awesome realty.
This award winning print sold out immediately and has been a very rare and highly desired piece in the secondary market since.
The Limited Edition & Artist Proofs
Each print is signed by FIVE distinguished B-24 pilots, each representing one of the five USAAF Bomb Groups who flew the mighty Ploesti mission.
- Major Robert Sternfels
- Major General Ramsay Potts
- Lieutenant General Keith K. Compton
- Colonel William Cameron
- Major General Phillip Ardrey
The Publisher's Proof
50 Publisher Proofs were published with matching numbered prints of ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES, reproduced from Robert Taylor's original pencil drawing showing a B-24 crew having just returned from the epic Ploesti raid. Each companion print (measuring 25"x18") has been signed by significant personnel who played a vital role in the success of the Ploesti mission.
- Lieutenant Bill Dabney
- Aviation Mechanic Will Lundy
- 34 x 25 inches
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