"SKIPPER COMES HOME" by ROBERT TAYLOR
Signed and Numbered Print
Edition Size - 500
Edition Size - 25
B 17 FORTRESS
A brand new, superb quality, highly restricted limited edition from the studio of the world’s pre-eminent aviation artist, having prints endorsed with the original signatures of distinguished veterans that flew the mighty B-17 Fortress in the war-torn skies of Europe during the greatest air war ever fought. Robert portrays ‘Skipper’, one of the longest serving B-17 Fortresses of the war, returning to Thurleigh on a cold afternoon in late January 1945. Flying with the 367th Squadron of the 306th Bomb Group, ‘Skipper’ was badly damaged in November 1944, repaired and returned to service to finish the war with over 100 combat missions flown. Depicted here, the bare metal replacement section in the tail, and several flak patches, have yet to be repainted by her busy ground crew. With the aid of Robert Taylor’s sensitive representation, it is not difficult to imagine the thoughts and feelings of the returning aircrew as they see the runway at Thurleigh stretched out before them, welcoming them home as they make their final approach. An outstanding and invaluable addition to the portfolios of all discerning aviation art collectors.
Overall Print Size: 301/8” wide x 24 5/8” high
Every print in this brand new commemorative edition has
been signed in pencil by FOUR pilots who flew B17 Fortresses
with the Eighth Air Force in combat during World War II.
Each print is also signed by artist Robert Taylor, and
Major PAUL H. GREER
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM P. KINCHELOE
First Lieutenant DON NIELSEN
Captain ROBERT PARIS
SKIPPER COMES HOME by ROBERT TAYLOR (306th Squadron: 8th Air Force: B-17 Flying Fortress: USAF)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts