“Masters of the Sky” by Richard Taylor

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  • Regular price $165.00

Each print comes with Black and White Companion Print “Preparing for Action”
A New Portfolio of Limited Edition Prints in Tribute to the Men of the 352nd Fighter Group

Edition Size - 100
Edition Size - 150
THE BLUE NOSE EDITION US $295 Edition Size - 150
Edition Size - 50
Edition Size - 25
THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability) US $795
Edition Size - 10

Overall Print Size: 32” wide x 24”

Led by their Commanding Officer Major George Preddy, the P-51 Mustang pilots of the 328th Fighter Squadron engage in a bitter struggle with Luftwaffe fighters in the cold winter air high over eastern Germany. They have been escorting B-17 Fortresses attacking the heavily defended synthetic oil plant at Merseberg, November 1944. As the B-17s turn safely towards home above them, Preddy skilfully manages to down one of the attacking Fw190s in the ensuing melee.

Overall Print Size: 32” wide x 24”

To commemorate the men who flew with the 352nd Fighter Group during World War II, Richard Taylor has created his magnificent painting, Masters of the Sky.

This outstanding new limited edition, together with the masterful companion drawing PREPARING FOR ACTION, further enhances Richard Taylor’s growing reputation as one of the world’s greatest aviation art talents. The edition is signed by some of the 352nd’s most respected pilots and by a number of their vital ground crew:

THE LIMITED EDITION Joining artist Richard Taylor, this two signature edition has been individually signed by a highly regarded 352nd Pilot and one of the most prominent ground crew in the unit: Captain GEORGE MIDDLETON Staff Sergeant ART SNYDER (Companion print)

THE COLLECTORS’ EDITION With all the components of the Limited Edition, the FOUR signature Collectors’ Edition is additionally signed by the following highly distinguished 352nd fighter pilots: First Lieutenant WALTER G. ‘JACK’ DIAMOND Lieutenant Colonel DONALD S. BRYAN

THE BLUE NOSE EDITION In addition to the components of the Collectors’ Edition, the ELEVEN signature Blue Nose Edition is signed by a further three well known 352nd FG pilots: Captain ROBERT H. ‘PUNCHY’ POWELL Lieutenant Colonel RAYMOND R. MITCHELL Lieutenant CHARLES M. PRICE

Also signing the companion print on the Blue Nose Edition are four ground crew veterans who served with the 352nd Fighter Group in Europe. These men were pivotal to the success of their fighter pilots: Staff Sergeant JAMES BLEIDNER Master Sergeant RALPH McLAIN Staff Sergeant BILL STRAUB Corporal HOWARD POLIN

THE ARTIST PROOF & REMARQUE EDITIONS In addition to the components of the Blue Nose Edition, these TWELVE signature editions are additionally signed on the main print by: Captain DONALD W. ‘MAC’ McKIBBEN