Size: 30" x 27" Edition: 600 Subject: P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group.
Dominating the skies over Germany, P-51s of the 4th Fighter Group – The Eagles - sweep across the cloud tops, their pilots scanning the distant horizon for any signs of the Luftwaffe. They are ready for trouble should the enemy decide to chance their luck. . . . . .Formed in September 1942 from the RAF Eagle Squadrons, the Fourth Fighter Group was the oldest fighter unit in the Eighth Air Force; Under the command of Don Blakeslee, described as ‘probably the best fighter leader of the war’, the combined air and ground victories notched up by ‘The Eagles’ during World War II surpassed any other fighter group. They were the first to penetrate German air space, and the first to engage the Luftwaffe over Berlin. Hermann Goering later remarked ‘When I saw those Mustangs over Berlin, I knew that the war was lost’.
Each print in Robert Taylor's Limited Edition, Eagles on the Rampage, is signed by: Colonel CLARENCE ‘BUD’ ANDERSON 16¼ victories Captain JAMES BROOKS 13 victories Lieutenant Colonel DONALD CUMMINGS 6½ victories Colonel BARRIE S. DAVIS 6 victories Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST 13 victories Colonel ARTHUR ‘ART’ FIEDLER 8 victories Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT ‘BOB’ KARR 6 victories Lieutenant General GEORGE G. LOVING 5 victories Colonel STEVE PISANOS 10 victories Major General DONALD STRAIT 13½ victories.