Robert Taylor Catalogue

FLIGHT OF EAGLES

by Robert Taylor

Robert-Taylor-Flight-of-Eagles, Me109

 

Aircraft - Me109s

A magnificent rendition of the notorious Me109’s of JG-26 – Adolf Galland’s Jagdgeschwader (fighter wing) – climbing out of Abbeville on a bright morning in 1941. Leading the flight, is Galland himself – the greatest Fighter leader of the Luftwaffe, Adolf Galland commanded the respect of both his compatriots and those of the Allied Air Forces who knew of his reputation – in particular his old adversary, Douglas Bader with whom - after the war - he developed a close friendship which lasted until Bader’s death in 1983
There were few sights more likely to set flowing the adrenalin of the fighter pilots of the Allied Air Forces in 1941 than the appearance of Adolf Galland’s Me109’s. Robert Taylor has captured on canvas that very moment when the Messerschmitts emerge from cloud cover into the magnificent coloured morning sky climbing to their battle height of 20,000ft. The pilots anticipate another engagement that will test to the limit the nerve and endurance of the brave young men of both sides.

Always an incisive strategist and popular leader, Adolf Galland rapidly rose through the ranks of the Luftwaffe to become the youngest General in all the German forces at the age of only 29 years. Robert Taylor’s painting does full justice to the menacing, yet beautiful appearance of this remarkable man’s fighter wing.

Overall print size: 24" wide x 20" high.

Signed in pencil by the artist Robert Taylor and General Adolf Galland - Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

 

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