'MOST MEMORABLE DAY' BY ROBERT TAYLOR
One of Robert Taylor's Trilogy of Prints celebrating the life and career of Adolf Galland, 'Most Memorable Day' was released way back in 1998.
Galland flew throughout WW2 - beginning in tiny Hs123 biplanes in Poland, before transferring to fighters. Always an aggressive pilot, he scored victories throught the campaign in France, before taking part in the Battle of Britain where he was given command of JG26. He was later appointed to command all Luftwaffe fighters before falling out of favour with Luftwaffe head Hermann Goring. He ended the war flying the Me262 at the head of JV44, becoming in the process the ONLY General to lead a Squadron into battle!
In 'Most Memorable Day' Robert has recreated the scene on the 21st June 1941 during the RAF's counter-offensive over Northern France. Opposing them were only TWO Luftwaffe Geschwader - JG2 and Galland's JG26. Galland, together with his Wingman Bruno Hegenauer, make a high speed attack on the Blenheim bombers of 21 Squadron, Galland raking the lead aircraft with fire from his Me109F. Behind the escorting Spitfires of 303 Squadron and more Messerschmitt's from JG26 are now suaring up and a dogfight is inevitable.
Flying two Missions on that day, Galland claimed two Blenheims and a Spitfire - in the process having to survive a crash-landing and later leaping from his blazing Me109. He was informed shortly after that he had been awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords.
The Print is Signed by Artist Robert Taylor together with Adolf GALLAND and THREE of his JG26 veterans:-
GENERALLEUTNANT ADOLF GALLAND
OBERST JOHANNES NEUMANN
MAJOR GERHARD SCHOPFEL
HAUPTMANN OTTO STAMBERGER
The Print measures an impressive 33 x 25 Inches and is in excellent condition. The Print comes with the COA.
An opportunity to acquire a long sold-out Edition.