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EAGLES ON THE RAMPAGE
Ace of Aces Series Part II
by Robert Taylor
Dominating the skies over Germany, P51's of the 4th Fighter Group - The Eagles - sweep across the cloud tops, their pilots scanning the distant horizon for any signs of the Luftwaffe. They are ready for trouble should the enemy decide to chance their luck . . .
The greatness of the Mustang is beyond doubt; it was the fighter pilot's
ultimate machine. Tough, hard-hitting, it handled beautifully and - once the
mighty Merlin engine had been included - possessed a performance unrivalled by any single piston-engined fighter of World War II.
Formed in September 1942 from the RAF Eagle Squadrons, the Fourth Fighter Group was the oldest fighter unit in the Eighth Air Force, and one of the most distinguished; Under the command of Don Bleakeslee, described as probably the best fighter leader of the war', the combined air and ground victories notched up by ' The Eagles ' during World War II surpassed any other fighter group.
It is fitting therefore that Robert Taylor has chosen the Fourth Fighter Group for his classic new painting Eagles on the Rampage to represent all the pilots who flew P51s with the USAAF. Following on from the great success of Roberts previous piece Horrido! which was a tribute to the Luftwaffe Aces of WWII - each print in this outstanding edition is signed by some of the most famous Mustang pilots that flew in the European Theatre during World War II. Every signatory in the edition has reached Ace status, creating a historic new collectors' edition which may never be surpassed.
THE AMERICAN ACES EDITIONS
This classic tribute to the American Fighter Aces who flew in P-51 Mustangs in Europe during World War II has been individually hand-signed by TEN of the USAAF's top Aces.
With TEN Signatures
Colonel Clarence 'Bud' Anderson
Captain James Brooks
Lieutenant Colonel Clyde B. East
Lieutenant Colonel Robert 'Bob' Karr
Colonel Steve Pisanos
Lieutenant Donald Cummings
Colonel Arthur 'Art' Fiedler
Lieutenant General George G. Loving
G. LOVING Jr
Major General Donald Strait
600 Limited Edition Prints US$ 320 / UK£ 200
25 Artists Proofs US$ 565 / UK£ 375
15 Remarques US$ 1195 / UK£ 795
5 Double Remarques US$ 1925 / UK£ 1285
THE EAGLE EDITIONS
This SIXTEEN signature edition is a rare gem in the world of collecting, carrying the signatures of some of the most significant American P-51 Aces in Europe.
Featuring all the signatures of the Aces Edition, each of the fifteen Eagles Edition prints is issued with a unique ORIGINAL pencil drawing by the artist Robert Taylor; each drawing is personally signed by two further P-51 Aces, including the legendary leader of the 4th Fighter Group Don Blakesee, and is conservation matted to include the original pencil signatures of a further four Mustang Aces:
With SIXTEEN Signatures and matted original
pencil pencil drawing
15 Eagles Edition SIXTEEN signatures and matted original pencil drawing US$ 2995 / UK£ 1995
Captain Clinton DeWitt Burdick
Colonel Gerald Brown
Colonel Herschel 'Herkey' Green
Colonel Don Blakeslee
Colonel Ernest 'Ernie' Bankey
Brigadier General Robin Olds
15 Eagle Editions US$ 2995 / UK£ 1995
5 Eagle Edition Tribute Proofs US$ 4495 / UK£ 2995 - SOLD OUT
Overall Print Size : 30½" wide x 26¾" high
Image Size : 24" wide x 19" high