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Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor

Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor
Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor
Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor
Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor
Target Peenemunde by Robert Taylor
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North of Berlin on the Baltic coast at Peenemunde lay the secret experimental base for one of Hitlerís most dangerous secret weapons Ė the V-2 rocket. On the night of 17 August 1943, in one of the mos...  >Read More
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Hand signed and numbered by Robert Taylor

This sold out print published in 1994 is sought after by collectors worldwide.

  • Very nice Artist's Proof!!
  • 33" x 25"
  • North of Berlin on the Baltic coast at Peenemunde lay the secret experimental base for one of Hitlerís most dangerous secret weapons Ė the V-2 rocket. On the night of 17 August 1943, in one of the most successful raids of the war, Bomber Command flattened it.

    Robert Taylorís evocative painting, originally commissioned to commemorate the operation, portrays Lancasters of No. 83 Squadron Pathfinder Force as they climb out over the east coast of England en-route for Peenemunde on that warm summer evening. Brilliantly executed in his unrivalled style, Robert has lit the sky with the bright golden rays of the setting sun, tantilisingly refleced in the peaceful calm waters of the North Sea.

    The ĎMaster Bomberísí aircraft, seen here in the forefront of the painting, made nine dangerous passes over the target, directing operations. During the next 55 minutes Hitlerís secret weapon establishment was almost totally destroyed by the bomber crews that followed his directions.

    The Artist's Proof is signed by FIVE famous men of RAF Bomber Command.

    Signatures:

  • Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC
  • Wing Commander ROD 'BABE' LEAROYD VC
  • Squadron Leader NORMAN SCRIVENER DSO DFC AE
  • Warrant Officer NORMAN JACKSON VC
  • Group Captain HAMISH MAHADDIE DSO DFC AFC* FRAES
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