VICTORY OVER DUNKIRK
Regarded by many to have been one of the most naturally talented fighter pilots, Bob Stanford-Tuck demonstrated exceptional skill immediately he started flying. He had complete mastery of his machine, be it Spitfire or Hurricane, and an uncanny skill in the art of tactics and deflection shooting in the heat of battle.
Fearless and effective in battle, no matter what the odds, Stanford-Tuck achieved a significant 29 aerial victories as early as 1942 when he was shot down by groundfire over Northern France.
Robert Taylor’s painting depicts Bob Stanford-Tuck destroying his third enemy of the day – an Me110 – over Dunkirk, and Bob’s own words when he saw the painting were :”The painting is so realistic. That is just how I remember the action.”
High over the French port of Dunkirk, Tuck’s 92 Squadron Spitfire is seen in vertical banking turn with the Me110 streaming smoke way below. Certainly one of the most dramatic aviation paintings depicting the action of the era, collectors will recognise the added value of this Fighter Ace’s signature.
Each print signed by Robert Taylor and the legendary man himself:
- Wing Commander Bob Stanford-Tuck DSO DFC**
- 24 x 20 inches
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