Struggle for Supremacy
by Robert Taylor
Despite their failed attempt to seize the initiative during the Battle of the Bulge, by January 1945 it was obvious to all but the diehard Nazis that Germany would lose the war, and day after day, night after night, the Allied air forces had pounded the enemy war machine. It was a relentless assault yet, undeterred by the lack of fuel, supplies and experienced pilots, the Luftwaffe doggedly fought on. If the Allies had air superiority, nobody had told the determined pilots of the Luftwaffe, because in January 1945 the skies over Germany were both dangerous and deadly.
Robert Taylor’s iconic image Struggle for Supremacy takes us back to one of the intense air battles of that time. Set against a majestic Robert Taylor skyscape, P-51 Mustangs from the 357th Fighter Group had been escorting heavy bombers when they spotted a large formation of enemy Bf109s. The painting depicts Captain Robert Foy of the 363rd Fighter Squadron as he takes on one of the enemy fighters in a daring head-on pass; below, P-47s of the 56th Fighter Group climb to join the fray and give much-needed support.
Available in the following editions
50 Studio proof Giclée on canvas -Signed by the artist - Image size: 23" x 38" $725
10 Exhibition proof Giclée on canvas -Signed by the artist - Image size: 36" x 60" $1295
STRUGGLE FOR SUPREMACY by ROBERT TAYLOR (p-51 Mustang:363rd Fighter Group: Luftwaffe)@vbader.com