Operation Chastise - Collectors Edition by Robert Taylor - Classified


A RARE LIMITED EDITION PRINT SET BY ROBERT TAYLOR CARRYING THE SIGNATURES OF 13 OF THE LEGENDARY DAMBUSTERS.

In one of the boldest precision raids of World War II, the valiant men of 617 Squadron breached the mighty dams of Germany. They were the Dambusters. On the night of 16/17 May 1943, nineteen Lancasters and 133 men from the recently formed 617 Squadron carried out one of the most spectacular precision raids in the history of air warfare. This highly secret undertaking went under the code name of Operation Chastise, but the world would come to know it simply as the Dambuster Raid.

Robert Taylor’s classic painting portrays the Mohne dam at the moment it was breached. Dinghy Young’s bomb has just exploded as his Lancaster exits through a hail of tracer and flak. The Lancasters of Mick Martin and Guy Gibson are seen below, having already made their bombing runs they circle with navigation lights on in an effort to draw ground fire away from Young’s aircraft.

Robert Taylor’s world famous portrayal of the moment that the Möhne Dam was breached in Operation Chastise sold out almost immediately when it was originally released and has since become one of the most sought after limited edition prints ever published.

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Green On - Go!
Matching numbered companion print included with this edition featuring the Dambuster Lancasters about to depart RAF Scampton on the evening of 16th May 1943.
Overall size: 27 x 19.5 inches.

Operation Chastise by Robert Taylor - The Signatories
This print is signed by the following Dambusters:

Flight Lieutenant George A Chalmers DFC DFM - Wireless Op on Bill Townsend's Lancaster AJ-O
Flight Lieutenant Edward C Johnson DFC - Bomb aimer on Les Knight's AJ-N
Flight Lieutenant Joe McCarthy DSO DFC*, RCAF The only American to take part in the raid, he was pilot of Lancaster AJ-T
Sergeant Raymond E Grayston - Flight engineer on Les Knight's AJ-N
Sergeant Dudley P Heal DFM - Navigator on Ken Brown's AJ-F
Squadron Leader George L Johnson DFM - Bomb aimer on Joe McCarthy's AJ-T
Squadron Leader Ken Brown CGM, RCAF - Pilot of Lancaster AJ-F
Flight Sergeant Grant S McDonald RCAF - Rear gunner on Ken Brown's AJ-F
Sergeant Stefan Oancia DFM, RCAF - Bomb aimer on Ken Brown's AJ-F
Flying Officer David Rodger DFC, RCAF - Rear gunner on Joe McCarthy's AJ-T
Sergeant Frederick E Sutherland RCAF - Front gunner on Les Knight's AJ-N
Wing Commander Daniel R Walker DFC, RCAF - Navigator on Dave Shannon's Lancaster AJ-L
Norman ‘Spud’ Spooner - One of Barnes Wallis’ design team (Companion Print)

Overall size   32.25 x 23.5 inches.

Operation Chastise - Collectors Edition by Robert Taylor
Originally released in 1998 by Robert Taylor’s publishers the Military Gallery, this print sold out almost immediately and quickly became one of the most sought after Dambuster prints ever released - particularly so the Collectors Edition with the companion print Green On - Go! and a total of 13 signatures. This print is in excellent condition having been stored flat and dark and having never been framed. It is supplied with the original Certificate of Authenticity.

£695 or offers

Contact Martin at    martinwhitcombe@btinternet.com

This print set can be shipped to a UK address for £25 or collected direct from the seller by arrangement.

Please note this print is being sold directly by the seller and any sale arrangement would be exclusively between them and the buyer. Aviation Art World have not examined the print. The description of the print’s condition has been supplied by the seller.

Artist:

Robert Taylor


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

400 - 13 signature Collectors Edition.





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