|Days of Thunder|
signed by Artist and Robert "Shorty" Rankin.
with 3 Signatures
Colonel WALKER ‘BUD’ MAHURIN
Colonel STEVE ‘THE GREEK’ PISSANOS
Brigadier General LES C. SMITH.
|Size 24 x 16|
became home to the 78th Fighter Group when they arrived in England with
their P-47B Thunderbolts in 1943. The objective of the American fighter
units was to gain air superiority over the Luftwaffe in support of their
daylight bombing campaign. By 1944 they achieved their objective.
Richard Taylor commemorates the valiant contribution of the 78th Fighter Group with a fine new rendition showing P-47D Thunderbolts departing Duxford en route for the north coast of France, and a low-level strafing mission. It is the spring of 1944, and with the Normandy invasion just days away, the Thunderbolts are already painted with invasion markings. A striking and emotive painting from a rare emerging talent.
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