The Morning Job depicts a Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b on an early morning mission over the front. Used primarily as an observer/bomber, this “pusher” design was an early solution to the problem of firing through the propeller. This particular FE2, #4852 "C6", was assigned to 23 Sq. RFC. It was crewed by Lt. Thierry and Lt. Buck when it was brought down inside German territory by Hptm. Zander on Sept. 17, 1916. The title, an RFC reference to early morning operations over the front, is a term borrowed from V.M. Yeats' classic WW1 novel Winged Victory.
The Morning Job is available in 2 editions:
Limited Edition $125
Remarque Edition: $150
• Prints on acid free rag paper: These prints measure 28" x 15". The edition consists of 200 prints, each of which is signed and numbered by Russell Smith.
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