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MIDWINTER DAWN by Robert Taylor signed by Johnnie Johnson & WW Spitfire Pilots


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MIDWINTER DAWN by Robert Taylor signed by Johnnie Johnson & WW Spitfire Pilots:
$340.00

A TRIBUTE TO J.E. ‘JOHNNIE’ JOHNSON, THE HIGHEST SCORING RAF ACE OF WORLD WAR II

MIDWINTER DAWN
By Robert Taylor

Top scoring RAF Ace Johnnie Johnson, Commanding Officer of 127 Wing, leads the Mk.IX Spitfires of 421 Squadron RCAF out on patrol from the airfield at Evère nearBrussels, close to the German front line. As the Canadians climb steadily out, the golden light of dawn reveals a snow-clad landscape firmly held in the icy grip of winter, December 1944.

Perhaps the greatest pilot to ever fly the Spitfire was the RAF’s top fighter Ace ‘Johnnie’ Johnson. His resolute determination and steadfast leadership came into its own during D-Day and the subsequent advance through Normandy, and he would finish the war as the highest scoring Allied Ace in Europe.

The scene captures the moment when, as Wing Leader of 127 Canadian Wing, Johnnie is seen leading Mk.IX Spitfires from 421 ‘Red Indian’ Squadron RCAF out on patrol from their airfield at Evère near Brussels on a cold December morning in 1944. It is close to the fighting and the German front line so, as the Canadians climb steadily out over the snow clad landscape in the golden light of dawn, they are already alert and on the lookout for the first signs of trouble.

THE SIGNATURES
Joining artist Robert Taylor, the print is individually numbered and personally signed by five prominent pilots that flew the Spitfire during D-Day and Normandy, including the RAF’s top fighter Ace ‘Johnnie’ Johnson:

Flt LtSTANISLAW NAWARSKIDFC KM -Flew offensive sweeps on D-Day scoring 4 aerial victories

Flt SgtRON FARNBOROUGH -Flew fighter patrols on D-Day and throughout the Allied invasion

Flt LtRODNEY SCRASEDFC -Flew anti V1 patrols and low level strafing attacks over Normandy scoring 4 victories and 3 damaged

Flt LtJIMMY TAYLOR -Undertook photo-reconnaissance missions before during and after D-Day, was shot down over Germany

AVMJ.E. ‘JOHNNIE’ JOHNSONCB CBE DSO** DFC* DL -Legendary Wing Leader and the RAF’s top fighter Ace with 38 air victories

This stunning print has become one of the most sought after in Robert Taylor's extensive portfolioin recent years, making it a great collector’s piece signed by iconic WWII Spitfire Pilots.
ALSO AVAILABLE FRAMED& SHIPPED– please ask for details.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: We have been in business for over 20 years and our items are guaranteed to be in perfect condition, unless clearly specified otherwise.

SHIPPING: Our prints are rolled in acid free tissue and shipped in large, thick shipping tubes and matted and framed pieces are 'flat packed' in substantial packaging. Our shipping isinsured andguaranteed.
We will always do our best to combine shipping on multiple purchases whenever possible – please ask.

YOUR PIECE OF MIND: As a reputable company, if any issues do arise we don't expect ourcustomersto deal with it. So if there are any problems such as withcondition,delivery ordamagesthen we will take care of it with a replacement or your money back.

Please note: The signatures on our pieces are not reproductions, they are original autographs, hand-signed by the veterans involved.



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