TOP COVER by Robert Taylor & AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS VOLUME V - RAF & COMMONWEALTH EDITION #269/600.
From the Battle of Britain to the last days of a crumbling Third Reich, the magnificient Spitfire became a symbol of the heart of a nation.
For one Halifax crew on 6 October 1944, the presence of 610 Squadron's Spitfires became a godsend.
Tony Gaze and his flight of 610 Squadron Spitfires have picked up a severely damaged Halifax over Holland as it lumbers homeward after an attack on synthetic oil plants in Germany.
Two crew members have been ordered by skipper Ted McGindle to depart the ailing bomber by parachute while he struggles on with other crew members too badly wounded to escape.
Top cover provided by 610's Spitfires ensured this 462 Squadron Halifax made it home on that October day.
Released in 2006 (and long sold out), this stunning Spitfire & Bomber print was issued with a matching numbered signed copy of Robert Taylor`s AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS VOLUME V BOOK.
Original print came from the publisher with signatures of Flight Lieutenant EDWARD TED McGINDLE (Bomber Command) and Squadron Leader TONY GAZE (Fighter Command) ***
The 51 additional signatures listed below were added at signing events held at the Aces High Gallery in Wendover, and also a signing event held at the RAF museum Hendon.
Comes with pictures of all these great gentlemen signing the print so that you can be sure of the authenticity of the signatures. A DVD-R containing the pictures will also be included in the sale.
"Top Cover" is Robert Taylor at his very best and one of the most exciting releases and beautiful Spitfire images.
This is a stunning line up of signatures and in our opinion this will become a highly collectible and much sought after unique item.
Flight Lieutenant EDWARD TED McGINDLE (Bomber Command) DFC, OAM ***
Squadron Leader TONY GAZE (Fighter Command) DFC ***
Robert Taylor (Artist)
DAREK NOWOSIELSKI * F/Lt NOWOSIELSKI Bozydar *
TERANCE KANE X2
JOE CHAMBERLAIN X2
BOMBER COMMAND AIRCREW :-
Comes with Official Artist COA.
Comes with our own Devon Autographs COA, and Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
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