G FOR GEORGE By Robert Taylor
Published way back in 1999, this specially commissioned edition was to aid the preservation of a World War 2 Lancaster 'G for George' at the Australian War memorial in Canberra.
The mainstay of Bomber Command, the Lancaster was adored by its crews and proved to be the best all-round RAF heavy bomber of the war and no aircraft personified this more than Lancaster W4783 call sign 'G for George' of 460 Squadron RAAF. The aircraft took part in almost every major raid on Germany between December 1942 and it's retirement in April 1944 - Berlin, Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven, Bremen - the list goes on - 90 sorties flown. By wars end 460 Squadron RAAF had flown the most operational sorties, dropped the heaviest tonnage of bombs, suffered the heaviest casualities - and were awarded the most decorations of any Squadron in Bomber Command.
Robert Taylor depicts 'G For George' after yet another long mission over Germany, damaged and straggling back to her base at RAF Binbrook in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside.
This Print is one of the Captain's Edition and is signed by THREE distinguished pilots who flew G For George on Ops:-
FLYING OFFICER HAROLD G. CARTER - FLEW 21 MISSIONS WITH G for George
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN A. CRITCHLEY - Piloted G For George on her final mission
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JACK N. MURRAY - FLEW 13 MISSIONS WITH G For George'
The Print measures 27 x 21.5 Inches and comes with the CoA.
This is a RARE Print on the Secondary Market and this is in MINT unframed Condition.
An opportunity to acquire this rare Edition.