HEADLONG INTO THE CLASH -<br> <b style= "color: red;font-weight:bold,">   NEW RELEASE<br> </b>     </b> by ROBERT TAYLOR
HEADLONG INTO THE CLASH -
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HEADLONG INTO THE CLASH -<br> <b style= "color: red;font-weight:bold,">   NEW RELEASE<br> </b>     </b> by ROBERT TAYLOR
"HEADLONG INTO THE CLASH" -
New Release by ROBERT TAYLOR
A POWERFUL NEW EDITION DOCUMENTING ONE OF THE GREATEST AIR BATTLES OF WWII.

14 JANUARY 1945 – THE LUFTWAFFE’S FINAL SHOW OF STRENGTH

200 Limited Edition $295
75 Collector’s Edition $395
25 Artist Proofs $545
160 War In Europe Edition $695


14 January 1945; and the war was not going well for Germany. The noose was tightening as the Allies, having broken out from their Normandy landings seven months earlier, stood on the banks of the Rhine. On their bomb-cratered airfields the Luftwaffe prepared for the final onslaught during the Defense of the Reich

Robert Taylor's painting captures a moment during that massive aerial battle as enemy fighters from JG300 and JG301 make a head-on attack through a close formation of B-17s from the 390th Bomb Group near Ludwigslust. But their ever-vigilant P-51 escorts quickly engage the enemy with devastating results.

In the centre of the action Flt Lt Joe Peterburs of the 20th Fighter Group screams past the Bf109G of Lt Bruno Klostermann from II./JG300 who is attempting to penetrate the bomber formation. Peterburs scored a victory over an Fw190 in the ensuing battle, Klostermann, however, will not survive the day.

We are proud that the prints are autographed by iconic USAAF and Luftwaffe veterans who fought during the Defense of the Reich, adding great historical importance to this stunning release. Sadly many of the signatories are no longer with us, giving aviation art connoisseurs a rare opportunity to acquire a remarkable and valuable collector’s piece.

THE SIGNATURES:

THE LIMITED EDITION
Signed by three veterans who fought in this epic battle:

Lt GÜNTHER SINNECKER
Bf109 Ace with JG302 & JG300 / 5 victories
Col JOE PETERBURS
Pilot on P-51s with the 20th FG / 2 victories
T/Sgt WILLIAM STOVALL
Top Turret Gunner on B-17s with the 390th BG


THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION (7 sigs)
Signed by a further four veterans who flew
during the Defense of the Reich

Lt Col ‘LUCKY’ LOWMAN
Pilot on P-51s with the 20th FG
1st Lt KEN SHARPE
Pilot on B-17s with the 388th BG
Oblt GÜNTHER SEEGER KC
An Ace on Bf109s with JG2 & JG53 / 56 victories
Oblt WALTER WOLFRUM KC
An Ace on Bf109s with JG52 / 137 victories


THE WAR IN EUROPE EDITION (13 sigs)
Each copy is issued with the stunning
companion print FIGHTER ESCORT


Lt Rep Jones and Lt Leo Kearns lead P-51s of the
77th FS, 20th FG from their base at Kings Cliffe
on the morning of 14 January 1945.
Each portfolio is signed by a further six veterans
who flew during this crucial period.


Fw OSKAR BÖSCH
A Bf109 & Fw190 Ace with JG3 / 18 victories
Lt FRITZ TEGTMEIER KC
A Bf109s & Me262 Ace with JG54 & JG7 / 146 victories
1st Lt LEO CROCE
Co-Pilot on B-17s with the 398th BG
Col ‘BUD’ ANDERSON
Legendary Mustang Ace with the 357th FG / 16¼ victories
Lt Col WALTER DRAKE
Pilot on P-51s with the 479th FG / 1 victory
Capt LEO KERNS (companion)Mbr> Pilot on P-51s with the 20th FG / 1 victory




HEADLONG INTO THE CLASH by ROBERT TAYLOR (USAF; Luftwaffe: Me-109: P-51 Mustang: B-17 Bomber: 390th Bomb Group)@vbader.com

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