Briefing at 0500 hours on the morning of 14 October 1943 brought the crews of the 92nd Bomb Group news they didn't want to hear: "It's Schweinfurt again!" The same message was being repeated in USAAF bomb group briefing rooms all over eastern England in the early hours of what was to become forever known as "Black Thursday". Robert Taylor's majestic new painting shows Colonel Budd Peaslee's B-17 Equipose, piloted by Kemp McLaughlin, leading the Fortresses of the 92nd Bomb Group en-route to the vital ball-bearing factories at Schweinfurt.
Each print in The Limited Edition and Artist's Proof has been signed by THREE pilots, all veterans of the second Schweinfurt mission on 14 October 1943, including the mission command pilot.
Each print in the Schweinfurt Edition has been individually signed by an additional seven veterans from the second Schweinfurt mission. There are a total of TEN signatures in this edition.
The Commemorative Proof Edition has been individually signed by an additional THIRTEEN veterans from the second Schweinfurt mission. Each Commemorative Proof comes with a companion pencil print 'Black Thursday' signed by a Luftwaffe veteran of the Second Schweinfurt Raid, making an incredible Twenty Four signature edition.