Robert Taylor’s companion print Plans and Preparations which accompanies the Collectors and Tribute editions, portrays pilots and ground crew of the 365th Fighter Group working tirelessly to keep their P-47 Thunderbolts prepared and ready for action during the crucial weeks following D-Day, June 1944.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
325 Limited Editions....$320
250 Collector's Editions....$395
25 Collector's Edition Artist's Proofs....$545
The Collectors Edition includes the companion print Plans and Preparations
As elements of the US VII Corps storm ashore on Utah beach below, P-47D Thunderbolts from the 365th Fighter Group, US Ninth Air Force - The Hell Hawks - overfly the Normandy bridgehead on the morning of D-Day, 6 June 1944. Flying from their base in southern England, the mighty Hell Hawks head inland to attack and successfully suppress German positions in support of the American advance.
Continuing in his series of D-Day Anniversary editions spanning thirty years - D-Day Normandy Landings (40th), D-Day the Airborne Assault (50th), Doolittle's D-Day (60th), Robert Taylor has created a stunning masterpiece to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of one of the greatest Military operations in history.
The prints in this outstanding edition are personally autographed by pilots who flew with the legendary 365th Fighter Group - The Hell Hawks - over D-Day and Normandy.
The Limited Edition is signed by these two highly prominent Hell Hawks pilots.
First Lieutenant EDWARD J. LOPEZ DFC PH
Lieutenant Colonel ARCHIE F. MALTBIE DFC
The Collector's Edition includes the two above plus:
First Lieutenant JOHN H. FETZER Jr
Lieutenant Colonel RALPH F. KLING
First Lieutenant JAY A. HARRINGTON
Major ALLEN V. MUNDT AM
Colonel HERBERT L. PREVOST DFC
Lieutenant Colonel THOMAS E. STANTON
First Lieutenant LAVERN R. ALCORN (Companion print)
Lieutenant Colonel CARL R. RIGGS PH (Companion print)
First Lieutenant MATT RUPER DFC PH (Companion print)
The Hell Hawks Tribute Edition includes all of the above plus:
This rare and historic THIRTEEN (13) signature tribute to the Hell Hawks is released with all the elements of the Collectors Edition but, in addition, every print is accompanied by an ORIGINAL pencil drawing individually created for this edition by Robert Taylor, and matted to conservation standards.