ANNOUNCING THE LATEST RELEASE FROM THE STUDIO OF ONE OF THE MOST COLLECTED
ARTISTS IN THE INDUSTRY
In Europe the tide of war was changing. The Allied invasion of Normandy
had thrown the Germans back and the push to Berlin had begun, but in the
Far East another invasion had taken place – this time by the Japanese.
The fighter pilots of the RAF had become masters of the sky over Burma
and after weeks of bitter fighting air superiority was complete. The Japanese
invasion had run out of steam and slowly, but inexorably, the Allies drove
them back, fighting through the rains and floods in arduous conditions,
strafing supply dumps and airfields, and divebombing enemy concentrations
in unequalled precision strikes.
One such strike was the operation to secure the Japanese-held Mingaladon
Aerodrome near Rangoon on 20 October 1944, when a composite air force,
made up of P-47 Thunderbolts from 261 and 146 Squadrons, carried out a
low level attack on the vital Japanese stronghold.
Richard Taylor’s fabulous new painting, Thunder in the East, expertly
captures all the fury of this bitter engagement. After completing his
bombing attack Warrant Officer Thomas ‘Lucky’ Carter flying
his distinctive P-47 'Pistol Packin’ Mamma', engages Nakajima Ki-43
Oscars and Ki-44 Tojo's along with other Thunderbolts of the unit.
In commemoration of the men who flew and fought in Burma, the Military
Gallery is honoured that joining artist Richard Taylor in signing the
whole edition are three RAF veterans that fought in the campaign, two
that flew Thunderbolts in Burma and one of the vital ground crew that
prepared the P-47’s for this actual mission. A fitting tribute to
all those that fought in the ‘Forgotten War’.
Joining artist Richard Taylor, each copy of Thunder in the East is personally
signed by the following veterans that fought in the Burma campaign:
Flight Lieutenant FREDDIE BALL MC RAFVR
Flight Lieutenant RAY JACKSON MC
LAC1 BEN EVANS RAF
Richards remarques are amongst the best in the industry, always in demand
and he is happy to create a very personal original drawing specifically
for each order so contact us now with your requirements.
350 signed & numbered prints
25 Artist Proofs
10 Double Remarques
Overall Print Size: Approx 31” wide x 21” high
Image Size: 24½” wide x 13½” high
Acid Free Permanent Paper
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Richard Taylor is a young talent not to be ignored. His abounding enthusiasm
for painting aircraft, and the distinctive natural flair of this young
professional artist is clearly demonstrated in this, his very first aviation
painting to be issued as a limited edition. In joining The Military Gallery
– the same international publishing house that has represented his
illustrious father over 30 years – Richard Taylor is set to carve
out an exciting career for himself: a career that the most discerning
collectors of the genre will no doubt wish to hold a stake in from the