RED TAIL ESCORT
by Richard Taylor
Colonel Benjamin 0. Davis Jr. Group Commander 332nd Fighter Group
Despite lingering racial prejudice and some opposition within the Air
Force, President Roosevelt had ordered the USAAF to form an all-black
fighter pilot unit, its crews to be trained at Tuskegee in Alabama. To
Flying first with the Twelfth Air Force, then the Fifteenth, the four
squadrons of the 332nd completed over 15,000 combat sorties, destroyed
over 250 Luftwaffe aircraft in the air and on the ground, 950 railway
trucks and locomotives, and even sunk a destroyer by machine gun fire!
The Group was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation, their pilots decorated
with over 1000 medals for gallantry. But above all, with the spinners
and tails of their P-51 Mustangs brightly painted red, the “The
Red Tails” as they were affectionately known, became the only US
Fighter Group that never lost a bomber in their care.
Colonel CHARLES McGEE
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THE REMARQUE EDITION
In the short period of time that Richard Taylor has been published by
the Military Gallery, his pencil remarques have evolved into highly skilled
pieces of original art. More and more detailed, these beautiful hand-crafted
drawings are quickly growing to be appreciated by collectors, and are
becoming increasingly in high demand. Two highly restricted remarque editions
of ROVER PATROL will be issued, all with drawings comprehensively researched
and relating to the Mosquito; the first 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