WHERE THE EAGLES GATHERED
On 5 March 1944 the B-24 bombers of the 448th Bomb Group took off from England, their mission - to destroy the Luftwaffe facilities at Limoges aerodrome in western France. But waiting for them were the Bf-109s of JG2, ready to rip into the attacking force at the first opportunity. Luckily for the bomber crews they had one of the finest fighter escorts in the Mighty Eighth, Don Blakeslee’s 4th Fighter Group – 'The Eagles'. As a straggling B-24 comes under attack and its inner starboard engine starts to trail smoke, Steve Pisanos, one of the Fourth’s most deadly Aces, and fellow P-51B pilots quickly arrive on the scene to break up the attack. The Liberator now has a chance to get home.
This outstanding print is issued with a matching numbered special edition copy of Air Combat Paintings Volume VI - with the USAAF cover and presented in a gold embossed slip case
The companion release NORMANDY NEMESIS is also available in matching editions.
The Limited Edition
Each book is individually numbered and hand signed by the artist. Each print is personally signed by Steve Pisano's and a Luftwaffe Fighter pilot that fought during this campaign.
- Colonel Steve Pisanos
- Hauptmann Günther Nordenholtz
With just TEN copies issued with each of the special editions, Robert Taylor’s magnificent pencil remarque will be completed on a separate folio sheet of paper which can either be inserted loosely within the book itself, or, if you wish, available to be framed and displayed as a separate item in its own right.
Choice of Remarque
Collectors can choose their Robert Taylor pencil drawing remarque - the only authentic remarque issued with Volume VI - from either an RAF, USAAF, or Luftwaffe subject. Depending on the subject chosen, the drawing will come separately signed, not only by the artist Robert Taylor, but by one of the following Aces:
Squadron Leader NEVILLE DUKE DSO DFC*
Colonel DON BLAKESLEE
Oberleutnant ERWIN LEYKAUF
AND Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
The Remarque Veterans Bookplate
Specially placed in the front of each of the TEN remarque edition books will be a remarkable bookplate containing the original signatures of FIFTEEN of World War Two’s most famous and distinguished aviators.
- Warrant Officer Norman Jackson VC
- Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC
- Generalleutnant Adolf Galland KC with Oak Leaves Swords and Diamonds
- Air Vice Marshal Johnnie Johnson CB CBE DSO** DFC*
- Air Commodore Alan Deere DSO OBE DFC*
- Oberst Erich Hartmann KC with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds
- Wing Commander Don Kingaby
- Generalleutnant Günther Rall KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Colonel Hub Zemke
- Colonel Robert Morgan
- Colonel Don Blakeslee
- Brigadier General Robin Olds
- General Leon Johnson MOH
- Colonel Walker 'Bud' Mahurin
- Colonel Clarence E 'Bud' Anderson
- Lithograph and book set
- 27 x 19.625 inches
- Release Date:
Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque, Tribute and matted editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order. As a result, our normal delivery policies do not apply to these items but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as your drawing is complete. If you have any particular request for your remarque drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
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