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Eagles Of The Eighth

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Limited Edition of 110...$105.00
Image size: 17 ¼” x 9” 
Overall print size: 22 ¼”  x 15 ½” 
S/N by Artist and Four (4) highly-regarded Mustang pilots who achieved Ace status whilst flying P-51s during WWII:

  • Colonel ARTHUR C. ‘ART’ FIEDLER - 325th Fighter Group / 8 victories
  • Colonel JOSEPH A. PETERBURS - 20th Fighter Group / 2 victories

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Artist Proof of 15...$140.00

Collector’s Edition of 100...$175.00

Each print in this four signature edition has been additionally signed two highly-regarded Mustang pilots who achieved Ace status whilst flying P-51s during WWII:

  • Colonel CLARENCE E. ‘BUD’ ANDERSON - 357th Fighter Group / 16 ¼ victories
  • Colonel STEVE N. PISANOS - 4th Fighter Group / 10 victories


Plane Type: P-51 Mustangs


A veteran-signed edition remembering the P-51 Mustang pilots of the USAAF
By the end of 1944 thousands of sleek, long- range, sparkling silver P-51 Mustangs of the U.S. Eighth Air Force were prowling ever deeper into Germany, seeking out the remnants of Goering’s once-fabled Luftwaffe. For the past year the P-51s had been at the sharp end of the fight but now they dominated the sky, achieving complete combat air superiority over the Reich. The Mustang had been transformed into one of the most potent weapons of the war.
But this outstanding machine could never have achieved such a status without legendary men to fly them – and the Mustang pilots of the ‘Mighty Eighth’ were among the best in the world. Men such as George E. Preddy, John C. Meyer, ‘Bud’ Anderson, ‘Kit’ Carson and Don Blakeslee; not forgetting Robin Olds and Chuck Yeager, the great Clyde East and many others.
Plus men like Colonel John D. Landers, CO of the 78th Fighter Group and main subject of artist Richard Taylor’s stunning contemporary work Eagles of the Eighth. The picture relives a moment during the spring of 1945 in which he and his men are about to start engines and head out from Duxford to strafe targets of opportunity in Germany. Colonel Landers notched up an impressive 14.5 victories – including a share in a Me262A which he achieved flying his P-51D Big Beautiful Doll, whose markings are well known to enthusiasts at air shows across the world.

Sadly, however, time has taken its toll on these great men and many are no longer with us. The Military Gallery is therefore deeply honoured that over the years by up to four famous veterans who flew this amazing fighter in combat during WW2 have been able to join artist Richard Taylor in signing the prints of this memorable edition. In tribute to the great men who flew P-51s, the matted Veterans Edition and Remarques include the original and fully authenticated autographs of some of the finest pilots and Aces to fly Mustangs during the war.

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