TOWARDS THE HOME FIRES - Framed Collectors Piece

by Robert Taylor

  • Framed Collector's Edition
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Framed mustang pilots edition £750.00
Framed collectors edition £525.00
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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's stunning piece acts as a lasting 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.

With dusk approaching, legendary USAAF Ace Robin Olds, flying his P-51K Scat VI, leads a flight of Mustangs of the 434th Fighter Squadron, 479th Fighter Group low over the historic estuary town of Maldon in Essex. The ancient wharves and quayside are a welcoming sight for the returning Mustang pilots as they head home to their base at Wattisham after an arduous eight-hour bomber escort mission on 14 February 1945. There is time enough for a low level flypast for the villagers below as Olds reflects on a mission that saw him add three German fighters to his tally in quick succession south of Berlin, making him one of the foremost Aces of the unit.

Framed Mustang Pilots' Edition

This rare Mustang Pilots' Edition has been personally autographed by eight famous Mustang pilots who flew in combat with the US 8th Air Force on those arduous missions over Europe. Framed to full conservation standards, it also includes photographs and the original signatures of a further six famous P-51 Aces who scored more than 75 victories between them.

This remarkable FOURTEEN signature piece won’t be around for long:

  • Brigadier General Robin Olds
  • Lieutenant Colonel WALTER M. DRAKE
  • 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
  • Colonel Art Jeffrey
  • Colonel James Goodson
  • Lieutenant Colonel Clyde B. East
  • Major Richard 'Bud' Peterson
  • Colonel Art Fiedler
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bob Goebel

Framed Collector’s Edition

It is of great historical significance that Robin Olds has autographed this superb Collector's Edition print, as well as pilots who flew alongside him on those arduous missions, creating a remarkable and valuable collector’s piece:

  • Brigadier General Robin Olds
  • Lieutenant Colonel WALTER M. DRAKE
  • First Lieutenant James E. Frolking
Media:
Framed Prints
Size:
37.5 x 30 inches

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