Wounded Warrior by Richard Taylor
The new limited edition from Richard Taylor portraying a remarkable true event
Like many other missions they had undertaken in the summer of 1944, this one had been particularly cold, tough and dangerous for pilot Harry Seip and the crew of B17G Silver Meteor. The First Lieutenant and his men had set out on that morning, 11 July 1944, from a peaceful Framlingham, on another arduous mission to Munich.
With their bomb load dropped the crew headed for home, but the battle-scarred Fortress had been hit more than once, leaving the inner port engine shot out and Silver Meteor had steadily dropped behind the fast-disappearing bomber stream. Things were not looking good for Harry and his crew as the Luftwaffe fighters circled like sharks, closing in for an easy kill.
Luckily the enemy pilots were not the only ones that had spotted the ailing Fortress. The P-51s of two of the best Aces in the Eighth Air Force - 'Bud' Anderson and 'Kit' Carson - had also seen the danger and came tearing out of the blue sky into the action. Within minutes the German pilots had fled and the crew of Silver Meteor could breathe a sigh of relief. With these two legendary Aces guiding them home, Harry and his men would survive to fight another day.
Harry Seip is now the last surviving member of the crew of, Silver Meteor. This remarkable event has lived vividly in his memory since the War and he has always been thankful to Bud Anderson for saving his life and those of his men. Unfortunately, these two outstanding heroes have never been able to meet, but thanks to this new edition both can finally come together to add authenticity to this remarkable story by personally signing this poignant edition.
Overall print size: 31 wide x 21 high
THE LIMITED EDITION
Along with artist Richard Taylor every print in each edition is personally signed by the principal veterans in this moving story, we are honoured that both surviving pilots have authenticated each copy with their autograph.
First Lieutenant HARRY SEIP
The Pilot and Captain of B-17G 'Silver Meteor' with the 568th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group, he flew 35 combat missions over Germany and throughout the Normandy invasions.
Colonel CLARENCE BUD ANDERSON
He flew Mustangs with the 357th Fighter Group and, with 16¼ confirmed air victories, one of the most legendary Aces of the European Theatre.
200 Limited Edition prints with 2 Signatures -
THE FIGHTER ACES, TRIBUTE AND REMARQUE EDITIONS
The Fighter Aces, Tribute and Remarqued Editions are personally signed by a further five American Aces that flew the P-51 in the European Theatre, creating an outstanding SEVEN signature collectors edition.
Captain JIM BROOKS
A leading Ace with the 31st Fighter Group, flying over Italy and Eastern Europe, he finished his tour with 280 combat hours flown and 13 confirmed aerial victories.
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST
One of the best photo reconnaissance pilots of the war and, with 14½ victories, the highest scoring Ace of the 10th PRG. He later flew 100 combat missions in Korea.
Colonel ART FIEDLER
Flying with the 325th Fighter Group - the 'Checkertails' - in Italy he was one of the unit's top Aces with 8 confirmed air victories and 1 probable.
Captain CLINTIN DeWITT BURDICK
P-51 Ace with the 356th Fighter Group, he flew 53 combat missions and scored 5½ victories, becoming one of only five aerial Aces in the 356th.
Colonel STEVE PISANOS
Flying first with the RAF in 71 Eagle Sqn, which became the 334th Fighter Squadron USAAF, he finished the war with 10 aerial victories.
150 Fighter Aces Edition with 7 signatures -
25 Fighter Ace Artist Proofs with 7 signatures -
THE REMARQUES OF RICHARD TAYLOR
Richard is widely regarded as one of the best exponents of pencil work in the industry and the Military Gallery is excited to release two remarque editions of WOUNDED WARRIOR. The first edition, limited to 25 copies, will each have an ORIGINAL pencil drawing elegantly hand-drawn by Richard Taylor. The second, restricted to just TEN COPIES, will be issued with a DOUBLE SIZE remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10 wide.
25 Remarques -
10 Double Remarques