|Hand signed and numbered by Robert Taylor|
Overall Print Size: 33" x 25"
Includes the certificate of authenticity
A Golden Anniversary edition commemorating the 50th Aniversary of the Bomber Groups of the U.S. Eighth Air Force.Signatures:Bob LANDRY - He has the distinction of being the only man in the 8th AF to command both a fighter and bomber group. As one of the 8th's commanders early in 1942, he achieved air victories flying P-47s against Fw190s while leading the 56th FG, and was Doolittle's Director of Fighters before taking over command of the 93rd and 493rd BGs.
William LAWLEY - Flying a 305th BG B-17 on 20 Feb 1944, Lawley's co-pilot was killed in a head-on fighter attack. Injured in the face, weak and in shock, with 7 of his crew injured, Lawley flew his crew home, crash landing with only 1 engine. He was awarded the Medal of Honor
Edward MICHAEL - Piloting a B-17 of the 305th BG on 11 April 1944, Michael and his co-pilot were badly injured in a frontal attack. With instruments wrecked and bomb doors jammed, he ordered 7 uninjured crew to bail out and flew the injured home in his severely damaged craft, crash landing in England. Michael was awarded the Medal of Honor for this action.
Robert MORGAN - He flew the legendary B-17 Memphis Belle on all 25 bombing missions to become the first B-17 in the 91st BG to complete the 'tour'.
Cliff PETERSON - Trained on B-17s but flew B-24s in combat in the E.T.O. with the 392nd BG, taking part in some of the historic raids of WWII - Bremen, Kiel, Gothe, and the first precision bombing raids on the V-1 rocket sites in Northern France. His B-24 was shot down in March 1944 and he became a POW.
Albert SHOWER - The only Group Commander in the 8th AF to bring a Group to the UK and to command it until the end of hostilities.