"RED TAIL ESCORT" by RICHARD TAYLOR
THE LIMITED EDITION of 500: $160
THE ARTIST PROOF EXITION OF 25: $205
REMARQUE EDITION OF 25: $435
DOUBLE REMARQUE EDITION OF 10: $715
Overall print size: 30 1/4 x 23 ˝
In Richard Taylor’s striking new painting, the Tuskegee “Red Tail” pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group are a more than welcome sight as they close in to escort home a damaged B17 Fortress of the 483rd Bomb Group. Seen high over the Italian Alps during the summer of 1944.
Flying first with the Twelfth Air Force, then the Fifteenth, the four squadrons of the 332nd completed over 15,000 combat sorties, destroyed over 250 Luftwaffe aircraft in the air and on the ground, 950 railway trucks and locomotives, and even sunk a destroyer by machine gun fire! The Group was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation, their pilots decorated with over 1000 medals for gallantry. But above all, with the spinners and tails of their P-51 Mustangs brightly painted red, the “The Red Tails” as they were affectionately known, became the only US Fighter Group that never lost a bomber in their care.
Each print in Richard Taylor’s new limited edition ‘Red Tail Escort’ has been fully authorised by the signatures of SIX of the famous Tuskegee pilots.
Colonel CHARLES McGEE
Lieutenant Colonel LEO R. GRAY
Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE E. HARDY
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM H. HOLLOMAN III
Lieutenant Colonel ALEXANDER JEFFERSON
Second Lieutenant LOWELL STEWARD
RED TAIL ESCORT by RICHARD TAYLOR (Tuskegee : P-51 Mustang: Tuskegee Red Tails: B-17 Flying Fortress: USAF)@vbader.com