D-Day - The Airborne Assault by Robert Taylor

D-Day - The Airborne Assault by Robert Taylor


“With his unrivalled flair and talent Robert Taylor's superb image is one of the most iconic portrayals of the D-Day airborne assault of all time….”

It began shortly after midnight on 6 June 1944 when two American and one British Airborne Division started to drop en-masse into Normandy. Their mission: to secure the flanks for the mighty amphibious armada heading towards the invasion beaches. As dawn broke to reveal the bullet-swept beaches below, overhead the skies were still filled with troop-carrying aircraft towing gliders heading for the drop zones.

Robert Taylor’s iconic masterpiece D-Day - The Airborne Assault has been hailed by many leading veterans as the most realistic portrayal of D-Day air events rendered by any artist. Seen crossing a section of the invasion beaches, and closely escorted by P-51Bs of the 354th Fighter Group, C-47s of the 438th TCG tow CG-4 Waco gliders bringing in yet more reinforcements for the 82nd Airborne Division

The main print is personally autographed by six veterans who flew on operations on D-Day:

Captain WARREN EMERSON P-51 pilot with the 354th FG / 6 victories

Captain CLAYTON GROSS P-51 pilot with the 354th FG / 6 victories

Colonel WILLIAM KING P-51 pilot with the 354th FG

Colonel MAURICE LONG P-51 pilot with the 354th FG / 8 ½ victories

Flight Officer MILES WAGNER Waco Glider pilot with the 434th Troop Carrier Group

Colonel SID HARWELL C-47 Dakota pilot with the 87th Troop Carrier Sqn dropping 101st Airborne Paratroopers into Ste-Mere-Eglise


Flight Officer MILES WAGNER Waco Glider pilot with the 434th Troop Carrier Group

Colonel SID HARWELL C-47 Dakota pilot with the 87th Troop Carrier Sqn dropping 101st Airborne Paratroopers into Ste-Mere-Eglise



THE REMARQUES

Also issued as a three print set, Robert will hand craft an original drawing in the lower margin of the main print creating a completely unique and very sought after piece.
Each print in the Remarque Editions is additionally signed by three veterans who jumped into Normandy on D-Day with the famous 101st Airborne Division:

Private 1st Class BILL WINGETT Easy Company, 2nd Battalion

Sergeant EDWARD TIPPER Easy Company, 2nd Battalion

Private 1st Class BILL MAYNARD Easy Company, 2nd Battalion