Robert Taylor Catalogue

VALOUR IN THE PACIFIC

by Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor Valour In the Pacific, B-29 Superfortress


Aircraft – B-29 Superfortress

In the summer of 1942, as the mighty B-29 Superfortresses of the USAAF hammered the Imperial Japanese war machine, Japanese industry was forced to seek refuge in the hills and caves, while the relentless destruction continued. Devastation mounted with each raid. With dispersal ineffective, its factories and cities gutted, there was no way out. The future held only ruin, and inevitable surrender.
Robert Taylor’s magnificent reconstruction commemorates the 50th Anniversary of victory in the bitterly contested three and a half - year Air War in the Pacific. Depicted are B-29’s of the 499th Bomb Group, 73rd Wing of the 20th Air Force. After a daylight raid on Tokyo, showing all the telltale signs of combat over the target, a Wing of the world’s largest and fastest ever piston engined bombers make their long over-water journey back to base at Saipan Island. At the extremity of their range, very long range P-51 Mustang escort fighters peel off and head for home.

Signed in pencil by the artist Robert Taylor and four highly distinguished B-29 pilots who flew on the legendary Tokyo raids: Colonel Ray Brashear, Brigadier General Henry Huglin, Lieutenant Chester Marshall, Colonel Bob Morgan.

Overall print size: 34 inches wide x 25 inches high

A companion print is supplied with matching numbers to Valour in the Pacific. ‘ Fortress under Attack’ (18 inches x 13½ inches) is signed by Medal of Honour winners, Master Sergeant Red Erwin and Lt. Colonel Jay Zeamer.

1250 signed and numbered prints -
125 Artist’s Proofs

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