"RABAUL - FLY FOR YOUR LEFT" by ROBERT TAYLOR
The Limited Edition
Edition Size - 400
The Black Sheep Edition
Edition Size - 350
Edition Size - 25
For their outstanding contribution to the war in the South Pacific, the 'Black Sheep' were awarded one of only two Presidential Unit Citations accorded to Marine Corps squadrons during the war in the Pacific. With typical mastery, Robert Taylor has brought to life an encounter over Rabaul in late December 1943, paying tribute to one of the US Marine Corps most famous fighter squadrons, and its outstanding leader. With the Japanese airbase at Rabaul visible in the distance, 'Pappy' Boyington and his fellow pilots of VMF-214 tear into a large formation of Japanese Zekes and a series of deadly dogfights have started, one Zeke already fallen victim to their guns.
Overall print size 36" x 23 1/2"
THE LIMITED EDITION
This edition is signed by TWO of the leading 'Black Sheep' F4U Corsair pilots.
THE 'BLACK SHEEP' EDITION
This Commemorative edition is additionally signed by five legendary 'Black Sheep' pilots who flew Corsairs with VMF-214, and is issued with a matching-numbered pilot signed companion print of Robert Taylor's working drawing 'Black Sheep'.
A total of SEVEN signatures on this edition
The Limited Edition:
Brigadier General BRUCE J. MATHESON USMC
Major HARRY JOHNSON USMC
The 'Black Sheep Edition
All in the Limited Edition plus:
Lieutenant Colonel HENRY M. BOURGEOIS USMC (Companion Print)
Lieutenant Colonel W. THOMAS EMRICH USMC
Colonel EDWIN A. HARPER USMC (Companion Print)
Lieutenant Colonel JAMES J. HILL USMC
Captain FRED S. LOSCH USMC
RABAUL - FLY FOR YOUR LIFE by ROBERT TAYLOR (The Black Sheep Squadron:F-4U Corsair: Pappy Boyington: Pacific Theater)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts