Robert Taylor Catalogue

OKINAWA

TOWARDS THE BITTER END

by Robert Taylor

ROBERT TAYLOR  AVIATION ART PRINT P-40,Aichi D-3Al ' Val' dive-bomber

 

AN OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASE COMMEMORATING ONE OF THE MOST EPIC BATTLES OF WWII

Flying from USS Bunker Hill, F4U Corsairs from VMF-221 assault Japanese positions defending the island of Okinawa, April 1945. Leading the charge, USMC Pilot Lt Dean Caswell climbs away from the target after delivering a blistering rocket attack on a coastal installation.

Following a long and bitter campaign to retake the Japanese held islands in the Pacific, the Americans had finally capturing Iwo Jima. Now the Allies turned their attention to the island of Okinawa, a province of Japan itself and the place from which the invasion of Japan must be launched.

In one of the most powerful paintings of Robert Taylor's distinguished career, the prints in this outstanding edition are personally signed by legendary Pilots and Aces who flew Corsairs during the assault of Okinawa, creating a unique collectors piece. Parts of the edition are also autographed by US Army and Navy veterans who fought at Okinawa giving enthusiasts the rare opportunity to acquire a remarkable historic account of one of the greatest battles of WWII, and an important piece to be cherished for generations to come.


Overall print size: 32 ¼” x 24”
Image size: 25 ¾” x 16 ¼”


THE SIGNATURES and EDITIONS

THE LIMITED EDITION

Joining Robert Taylor in signing every print are two distinguished Pilots who flew F4U Corsairs at Okinawa, including the Ace who is depicted in this dramatic piece:

Col DEAN CASWELL USMC / 7 victories

Col JOE McPHAIL USMC / 2 victories

400 Limited Edition


THE COLLECTORS EDITION


Each print in this TEN signature edition is additionally signed by eight Corsair Pilots who flew in combat during the Battle of Okinawa:

Col JIM SWETT MOH USMC 15 ½ victories

Lt Col LYLE BRADLEY USMC

Capt PHILIP De GROOT USMC

1st Lt CLINT FLADLAND USMC

Lt Col WILLIAM LUCAS USMC

Lt Cdr TOM McBRIDE USN

Col BRUCE PORTER USMC / 5 victories

Lt Col DARRELL SMITH USMC


200 Collectors Edition

25 Artist Proofs


THE OKINAWA VETERANS EDITION


To commemorate all those who took part in the most bitter campaign of the Pacific War, we are honored to announce that each print in this FIFTEEN signature edition has also been signed by five further veterans who fought at Okinawa:

Cdr BILL HARDY USN / Hellcat Ace with 6 ½ victories

Cdr DEAN LAIRD USN / Hellcat Ace with 5 ¾ victories

Sgt HARRY MOMI US Army / Tank Commander

Cdr DONALD SCHMAHL USN / served on Okinawa

SN MIKE WONDERLICH USN / served on the USS Hazelwood


110 Veterans Edition


THE REMARQUE EDITIONS

These SEVENTEEN signature editions are signed by a further two veterans of the Okinawa Campaign:

CMSgt LLOYD DEFFENBAUGH USAAC

QM JIM PICKERING USN


Each print will be enhanced with a unique and highly collectible ORIGINAL pencil remarque, hand drawn in the lower margin of the print by Robert Taylor, creating a sought after collector's piece.


15 Remarque
10 Dble Remarques

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