SAVAGE SKIES...Green Hearts Proof...Double Remarque
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SAVAGE SKIES...Green Hearts Proof...Double Remarque

(Signatures)

Artist : Robert Taylor and Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob , Leutnant Norbet Hannig , Major Eric Rudorffer , First Lieutenant Albert ' Bert ' Biel , Leutnant Hugo Broch , Colonel Wilbur Lee ' Web ' Clingan , Unteroffizzer Gustav Drees , Lieutenant Colonel G W Ford , Feldwebel Heribert Koller and Leutnant Hermann Schlenhege.

(Dimensions)

34" 1/2 x 23" 1/2 approx  Unframed Double Remarque Print
Price £0.00

Description

Legends are pleased to offer this stunning Double Remarque of Robert Taylor's majestic new aerial combat painting of B-24 Liberators from the USAAF 2nd Air Division coming under attack from Fw 190D-9s of III./JG54 Green Hearts over Koblenz, 31 December, 1944. The weather on the morning of 31 December, 1944 was already unpleasant. In the Ardennes, hard-pressed German troops were battling Allied ground forces advancing through several inches of snow. Above, darkening skies heralded the arrival of more snow. At 10.45am, in deteriorating weather, a battle formation of 30 Fw190D fighters climbed out of Varrelbusch and headed south over the snow covered landscape. Under the command of 12./JG54 Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Hans Dortenmann, and initially tasked to provide air cover to their beleaguered comrades below, the group was re-assigned to intercept enemy aircraft in the region of Limburg almost immediately the pilots were airborne. Flying south they ran directly into the oncoming weather, and with visibility dangerously reduced, Dortenmann elected to climb through the solid cloud into clear air.. As the Fw190s broke cloud above the area of Koblenz they sighted a formation of nine 2nd Air Division 8-24 Liberators and formed up for an attack. Some 6000 feet above, top-cover P-51 Mustangs had watched the Fw190s climbing through the banks of clouds, and turned 180 degrees to position behind the Luftwaffe fighters. Diving in from their height advantage, the Mustang pilots entered the fray and within seconds the sky was filled with swirling dogfights. Robert Taylor's dramatic painting recreates this well-documented aerial conflict with unsurpassed artistry, conveying in his painting all the urgency and mortal danger of aerial combat. In the forefront, a menacing yet beautiful long-nose Fw190D-9 rips through the B-24 formation with massive closing speed, yet the 453rd and 735th Liberators plough stoically onwards, unwavering in the face of such peril. Set in a truly magnificent cloudscape, Robert portrays the majesty of the sky in all its glory using his unique talent and inimitable style. A wonderful aviation picture recalling a remarkable era in aviation history, with prints signed by JG54 and 453rd Bomb Group pilots who contested the hostile skies of Europe so long ago. Each print in Robert Taylor's Limited Edition, Savage Skies, is signed by: Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob , Leutnant Norbet Hannig , Major Eric Rudorffer , First Lieutenant Albert ' Bert ' Biel , Leutnant Hugo Broch , Colonel Wilbur Lee ' Web ' Clingan , Unteroffizzer Gustav Drees , Lieutenant Colonel G W Ford , Feldwebel Heribert Koller and Leutnant Hermann Schlenhege...priced @ Sold for this amazing Double Remarque...To complement the purchase of your fine art print, we are now able to offer a professional Picture Framing service. For further details please contact us by phone or email.

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