Robert Taylor Catalogue

Dawn Eagles Rising

By Robert Taylor

Dawn Eagles Rising Robert Taylor Aviation Art, Me109

Aircraft Me 109


September 1940: And the Battle of Britain is reaching its crescendo as the Mel09s of 1./JG52, with their bright yellow noses glinting in the sun, gather speed and altitude as they form up shortly after take-off from their base at Coquelles, near Calais. Led by Hauptmann Wolfgang Ewald, the Scharwm settle into their loose, finger-four formation, the pilots alert for danger and ready for yet another raid on England, just a few miles across the Channel.
Robert Taylor's classic new limited edition Dawn Eagles Rising, commissioned as the second in a series with the recently released Height and Sun, is published in tribute to the fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe during World War II. These masterful prints from the world's premier aviation artist, are signed by many of the Luftwaffe's most esteemed day and nightfighter pilots, and constitute a unique record for aviation collectors and lovers of military history alike.

Overall Print Size: 27½ " wide x 17" high Image Size: 21" wide x 8¼ " high
Each Edition is individually hand-numbered Acid Free Permanent Paper

THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print in the Limited Edition has been personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor, together with the following THREE Luftwaffe Knight's Cross fighter Aces who, between them, have a total of 493 air combat victories:
Generalleutnant GUNTHER RALL JG52 / Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. The Luftwaffe's third highest scoring Ace with 275 victories.
Leutnant HUGO BROCH JG54 / Knight's Cross with 81 victories.
Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM JG52 / Knight's Cross, in the Luftwaffe's top 50 Aces with 137 victories


300 Limited Edition prints with 3 signatures


THE LUFTWAFFE TRIBUTE EDITION

In addition to the three signatories of the Limited edition, each copy of the Luftwaffe Tribute Edition has been individually signed by a further fifteen Luftwaffe day and nightfighter pilots, including nine holders of the Knight's Cross, making a total of EIGHTEEN signatures in total:
Oberfeldwebel ERICH AXTHAMMER SG10 / many ground targets destroyed, 4 air victories / Knight's Cross
Leutnant HELMUT BALLEWSKI JG53 / 47 victories
Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB JG53, JG3, JV44 / 60 victories / Knight's Cross
Unteroffizier GUSTAV DREES JG54, JG108 / 4 victories
Leutnant NORBET HANNIG JG54, JG7 / 42 victories
Feldwebel HERBERT ROLLER JG54 / 49 victories
Leutnant WILHELM NOLLER StG.2, SG10 / 86 tanks & 2 trains destroyed / Knight's Cross
Hauptmann GUNTHER NORDENHOLTZ JG11 / 1 victory
Unteroffizier JOHANNES OESTERHELT JG52 / 2 victories
Oberfeldwebel WILLI RESCHKE JG302, JG301 / 27 victories / Knight's Cross
Unteroffizier OTFRIED SAHL JG52
Oberleutnant ERNST SCHEUFELE JG5 / 18 victories
Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN JG5,ZG76JG54
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK JG5, JG7 / 206 victories / Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves
Oberleutnant GUNTHER SEEGER JG2, JG53 / 56 victories / Knight's Cross


175 Tribute Edition with 18 signatures

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