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Into the Teeth of the Wind by Robert Taylor. (B) - AviationArtPrints.com

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Into the Teeth of the Wind by Robert Taylor. (B)


Into the Teeth of the Wind by Robert Taylor. (B)

Bound for Tokyo, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle launches his B-25 Mitchell from the heaving deck of the carrier USS Hornet on the morning of 18 April, 1942. Leading a sixteen-bomber force on their long distance one - way mission, the Doolittle Raiders completed the first strike at the heart of Imperial Japan since the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour four months earlier. Together, they completed one of the most audacious air raids in aviation history.
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Item Code : DHM2603BInto the Teeth of the Wind by Robert Taylor. (B) - This Edition
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PRINT Limited edition of 300 commemorative proofs, with 13 signatures.


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Paper size 16 inches x 26 inches (41cm x 66cm) Kappelar, Frank
Nielson, Chase
Bower, William M
Saylor, Edward J
Ozuk, Charles J
Hite, Robert L
Birch, William L
Sheng-Liu, Tung
Griffin, Thomas C
Jones, David M
Thatcher, David J
Cole, Richard
Horton, Edwin W
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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Other editions of this item : Into the Teeth of the Wind by Robert Taylor.DHM2603
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 550 prints, with 5 signatures.
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Print paper size 33 inches x 23.5 inches (84cm x 60cm) Griffin, Thomas C
Jones, David M
Thatcher, David J
Cole, Richard
Horton, Edwin W
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Limited edition of 25 artist proofs, with 5 signatures. Paper size 16 inches x 26 inches (41cm x 66cm) Griffin, Thomas C
Jones, David M
Thatcher, David J
Cole, Richard
Horton, Edwin W
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Limited edition of 25 giclee canvas proofs, with 13 signatures.

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Paper size 16 inches x 26 inches (41cm x 66cm) Kappelar, Frank
Nielson, Chase
Bower, William M
Saylor, Edward J
Ozuk, Charles J
Hite, Robert L
Birch, William L
Sheng-Liu, Tung
Griffin, Thomas C
Jones, David M
Thatcher, David J
Cole, Richard
Horton, Edwin W

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Colonel William M Bower (deceased)
*Signature Value : £40

William M. Bower was born on the 13th February 1917 in Ravenna, Ohio. Bower attended Hiram College and Kent State University, Ohio. Commissioned and rated pilot October 4th, 1940. Bower was Pilot of Plane 12 during the Doolittle Raid and after bombing its assigned targets in Yokohama, Japan, the crew bailed out over China when their aircraft ran out of fuel. He returned to the U.S. in June 1942, and participated in war bond tours for a month before deploying to England in July 1942. He was assigned to 12th Air Force in England from July 1942 to January 1943, and then deployed to North Africa as a B-25 pilot and Assistant Operations Officer for the 47th Bomb Wing from January to May 1943. His next assignment was as Operations Officer for the 310th Bomb Group in North Africa and on Corsica from May 1943 to September 1944, followed by service as Operations Officer for the 57th Bomb Wing in Italy from September 1944 to June 1945. Col Bower next served as Commander of the 310th Bomb Group in Italy from July to August 1945, Bower joined regular Air Force afer WWII. Retired 1966. Decorations included Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal and Clusters, Army and Air Force Commendation Ribbon, Chinese Army, Navy and Air Corps Medal, Class A, and French Croix de Guerre. Sadly Bower died on January 10th 2011.

Lieutenant Colonel Chase J Nielson (deceased)
*Signature Value : £45

Lieutenant Colonel Chase J Nielson was born on January 14, 1917, Hyrum, Utah Graduated from South Cache High School, Hyrum, Utah, 1935. Attended Utah State University from 1935 to 1938; majored in Civil Engineering. Enlisted as Flying Cadet at Fort Douglas, Utah on August 18, 1939. Commissioned and rated navigator, June, 1941. became Navigator on plane #6. Captured by Japanese forces and spent 40 months as a prisoner of war. Lieutenant Colonel Chase J Nielson Was the only Tokyo Raider who returned to testify at Japanese War Crimes Trials. Nielson's decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and Chinese Breast Order of Pao Ting. Lieutenant Colonel Chase J Nielson died March 23, 2007, Brigham City, Utah.



Lieutenant Colonel Edward J Saylor
*Signature Value : £45

Ed Saylor was born on March 15, 1920, in Brusett, Montana. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 7th, 1939. Ed Saylor trained in aircraft maintenance and as a flight engineer. Sgt Saylor was serving as a B-25 Mitchell flight engineer with the 34th Bomb Squadron of the 17th Bomb Group when he was selected for the Doolittle Mission in February 1942. Sgt Saylor was the flight engineer aboard the 15th B-25 to take off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) on April 18th, 1942. After bombing their assigned targets in Kobe, Japan the crew ditched their B-25 Mitchell in the water off the coast of China. After returning to the United States, Sgt Saylor was deployed to England before accepting a commission as a 2nd Lt in the Army Air Force on March 4th, 1945. Lt Saylor served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer until leaving active duty on March 29, 1946. The B-25 used of the Doolittle Raid, from 89th Reconnaissaince Squadron, was #40-2267. Aside from Saylor, the crew were :
Pilot - Lt. Donald G. Smith - b 15 Jan 1918, Oldham, SD - d 12 Nov 1942 (killed/action, British Isles)
Co-Pilot - Lt. Griffith Paul Williams - b 10 Jul 1920, Chicago, IL (P.O.W., Germany, 2 years)
Navigator-Bombadier - Lt. Howard Albert Sessler - b 11 Aug 1917, Boston, MA
Gunner - Lt. Thomas Robert White - b 29 Mar 1909, Haiku, HI (Medical Corps) - d 29 Nov 1992

Lieutenant Colonel Frank A Kappelar (deceased)
*Signature Value : £40

Frank Albert Kappelar was born in San Francisco in January 1914 and grew up in Alameda. He transferred to the Air Corps as a navigator in 1941. Graduated high school in 1932 and Polytechnic College of Engineering, Oakland, California. Transferring to Aviation Cadet training in December, 1939 and was commissioned a second lieutenant, June, 1941 at McChord Field, Washington with rating as navigator. Later received training as bombardier. Frank Albert Kappelar was navigator on B-25 plane #11 of the Doolittle Raid. Remained in CBI theater until August 1942. Served in European Theater of Operations from November, 1943 until June, 1945. Stateside assignments after the war included bases in Texas, Ohio, California before returning overseas to Japan where he served from May, 1951, until February, 1952. Deputy Commander, Minuteman Site Activation Task Force, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Silver Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, and Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade. after the war and his service. Kappeler had been retired from the Air Force for a year when they settled in Santa Rosa in 1967. Kappeler purchased the former Mill's real estate office in 1976 and ran it for several years. Sadly Frank Albert Kappelar died on June, 23rd, 2010, in Santa Rosa, California.



Lieutenant Colonel Richard E Cole
*Signature Value : £50

Richard E Cole was born in Dayton Ohio on 7th September 1915. Cole graduated from Steele High School, Dayton, Ohio and completed two years college at Ohio University. On 20th November 1940 Richard Cole enlisted with the USAF. Cole completed pilot training and commissioned as Second Lieutenant, July, 1941. Cole was co-pilot of General Jimmy Doolittles B-25 plane #1, their Mitchell attacked the city of Tokyo and they bailed out over China. Cole remained in China-Burma-India flying bombing and transport missions over the Hump untill June 1943, and served again in the China-Burma-India theater from October, 1943 until June, 1944. Relieved from active duty in January, 1947 but returned to active duty in August 1947. Was Operations Advisor to Venezuelan Air Force from 1959 to 1962. Peacetime service in Ohio, North Carolina, and California. Rated as command pilot. Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert L Hite (deceased)
*Signature Value : £40

Graduated from High School in 1937; Completed three years of college and enlisted as an Aviation Cadet on September 9, 1940 at Lubbock, Texas. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant and rated as pilot on May 29, 1941. Was captured after Tokyo Raid and imprisoned by the Japanese for forty months. Liberated by American troops on August 20, 1945, he remained on active duty until September 30, 1947. Returned to active duty during Korean War on March 9, 1951 and served overseas before relief from active duty again in November, 1955. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and Chinese Breast Order of Pao Ting. Died 29th March 2015.

Major General David M Jones (deceased)
*Signature Value : £35

David M. Jones was born December 18th, 1913, at Marshfield, Oregon, attended high school in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1932. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Cavalry arm of the Arizona Army National Guard and transferred to the Army Air Corps for pilot training which he completed in June 1938. In February 1942, he volunteered as a pilot for the secret project organized by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle which became the attack by 16 Army Air Force bombers launched from the Navy Carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942. Jones was Captain and pilot of B-25 plane #5, attacked the waterfront of Tokyo. The bombers attacked Tokyo and four other Japanese cities in retaliation for the infamous surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japanese naval forces. Jones had to bail out over China after the mission. After the raid he flew Martin B-26s in North Africa before being shot down over Bizerte on his fifth mission and taken prisoner. David Jones spent the next one and a half years in a German prison in Stalag Luft III. He was selected as a member of the "escape committee" by his fellow prisoners to review escape plans and participated in digging one of three tunnels labeled Tom, Dick and Harry. He was liberated in April 1945. In the years following, Jones attended three major Armed Forces schools followed by assignments in research and development. He was director of the B-58 Test Force and at one time had more super-sonic flying time in that aircraft than any other USAF pilot. In 1961, he was named vice commander of the Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright-Patterson AFB and deputy commander for the GAM-87 air launched ballistic missile. After this project was cancelled, he was named deputy chief of staff for systems at the Air Force Systems Command and in 1964 he became deputy associate for Manned Space Flight with NASA. In 1967, he was appointed commander of the Air Force Eastern Test Range at Cape Kennedy, Florida for Manned Space Flight. He retired as a major general on May 31, 1973. Sadly Major General David M. Jones passed away on November 25th, 2008, at his home in Tucson, Arizona



Major Thomas C Griffin (deceased)
*Signature Value : £35

Thomas C Griffin was Born July 10, 1917, Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from university of Alabama with BA in Political Science in 1939. Entered service on July 5, 1939 as Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery, but requested relief from active duty in 1940 to enlist as a Flying Cadet. Was rated as a navigator and re-commissioned on July 1, 1940. Griffin became the navigator on Doc Watsons plane #9, attacked a factory on Tokyo Bay in Kawasaki. Arrived back in US in June, 1942. Flew combat in North Africa, shot down and captured in July 1943. POW. Major Thomas C Griffin's awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade. He died on 26th February 2013.



Mr Tung Sheng-Liu (deceased)
*Signature Value : £25

Tung-Sheng Liu, was born on the 3rd of December 1917, in Wei-Tying, Kiangsi, China. Born to a merchant family in China, Mr. Liu helped rescue members of a U.S. B-25 crew, one of the B-25 bombers taking part in the Doolittle Raids on Toyko which had crash-landed near the Chinese coast in April 1942. Acting as interpreter and guide, Mr. Liu helped lead the Americans through Japanese-occupied areas to a dusty landing strip where they flew to safety. During our whole trip under Liu's guidance, our treatment was superb, navigator Lt. Carl Wildner was quoted as saying in Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders, a book written by Lt. Col. Carroll V. Glines about the attack. He had risked his neck for us.After WWII ended, Mr. Liu travelled to the United States to study aeronautical engineering at the University of Minnesota. Through a lucky coincidence, he met up again with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, led by the legendary Gen. James H. Jimmy Doolittle. Mr. Liu was extremely proud to be named an honorary member of the Raiders; he maintained lifelong friendships with the airmen he had helped in China and eagerly took part in most of the Raiders' yearly reunions. Mr. Liu became a U.S. citizen in 1954. Four years later he began work as a civilian aeronautical engineer at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, where he helped develop the C5 military transport aircraft. After retiring, he moved to California in 1981. He was active in Chinese-American community groups such as the Dayton Association of Chinese-Americans, the Tsinghua University Alumni in South California, and the Chinese Committee on Aging in Los Angeles. Sadly he died of pneumonia in Monterey Park on May 3, 2009. He was 92.

Second Lieutenant Charles J Ozuk (deceased)
*Signature Value : £45

Charles John Ozuk was born on June 13, 1916, in Vesta Heights, Pennsylvania. Ozuk graduated from Carl Schurz high School. and enlisted November 9, 1939 at Chanute Field, Illinois. Attended Radio and Mechanics School, Chanute Field before entering pilot training. Eliminated from pilot training in June, 1940. Re-enlisted for navigation training in November, 1940 and graduated with rating of navigator and commissioned as Second Lieutenant at McChord Field, Washington in June, 1941.Ozuk became the navigator on aircraft 3 for the Doolittle raid and after the raid Captain Charles John Ozuk remained in China-Burma-India Theater until July, 1942. Subsequently served in North Africa until April, 1945. Captain Charles John Ozuk decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Chinese Army, Navy, and Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade. Sadly Captain Charles John Ozuk passed away on the 9th October , 2010 in San Antonio Texas

Second Lieutenant William L Birch (deceased)
*Signature Value : £40

William L Birch was born on the 7th September 1917 in Galexico, California and graduated from Kern County High School in 1935. He joined the United States Army Air Force in September 1939, trained as a bombardier, and by 1942 was a Staff Sergeant in the 34th Bomb Squadron. When the squadron was asked, Mr. Birch was among those who volunteered for the Tokyo Raid. He took part in the Raid as the bombardier of the #11 aircraft flown by Capt. Ross Greening. Their aircraft made a bomb run on an oil refinery and attacked a patrol boat headed out of Tokyo Bay to the China Sea. The crew bailed out at night over China and were assisted by Chinese villagers. After the raid Birch went through pilot training, received his wings and commission as an officer in June 1943, and flew B-24s. He left the Air Force in 1945 and was married in 1947. He worked with his father in his butcher shop and did machinist work until becoming a commercial helicopter instructor in 1964. In the late 60s he was forced to retire as a result of a crash which broke his back. Second Lieutenant William L Birchpassed away on Saturday, November 18, 2006



Staff Sergeant David J Thatcher (deceased)
*Signature Value : £50

Graduated from Steele high School, Dayton, Ohio and completed two years college at Ohio University. Enlisted November 22, 1940. Completed pilot training and commissioned as Second Lieutenant, July, 1941. became Co-pilot of General Jimmy Doolittles B-25 plane #1, attacked the city of Tokyo and bailed out over China. Remained in China flying bombing and transport missions over the Hump. Relieved from active duty in January, 1947 but returned to active duty in August 1947. Between 1959 to 1962 Cole was Operations Advisor to Venezuelan Air Force . Peacetime service in Ohio, North Carolina, and California. Rated as command pilot. Cole's decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade. He died on 22nd June 2016.



Staff Sergeant Edwin W Horton (deceased)
*Signature Value : £40

Born March 28, 1916, North Eastham, Massachusetts, Horton served as the engineer and gunner for crew number ten on the Doolittle Raid. Master Sergeant Edwin W. Horton Jr. entered the Army in 1935. He served overseas with Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from 1935 to 1938 before re-enlisting and serving with the 95th Bomb Squadron at March Field, California. He then completed Gun Turret-Maintenance School, Aircraft Armament and Aircraft Mechanics Schools. He volunteered, and was an engineer/gunner for the secret mission that would later be known as the Doolittle Raid. Horton's crew successfully struck the Japanese Special Steel Company and the heavy industrial section in the Shiba Ward. His quick response and expertise with the turret gun thwarted multiple attacks by Japanese Zeros, patrol aircraft and Nakajima 97 attack aircraft. The Japanese attacks left an eight inch hole in the B-25's fuselage and multiple bullet holes in the left wing. Fortunately the damage was minor and Horton's B-25 was the only aircraft in the raid to receive damage over Japan. Despite the damage, the crew continued on to China where the crew safely bailed out as the plane ran out of fuel. Sergeant Horton remained in the China-Burma-India Theater after the Tokyo Raid as the 11th Bomb Squadron B-25 Armament Chief until June 1943. He held other various assignments and was among the first Air Force personnel assigned to the newly constructed Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB, Florida in 1947. Horton's decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous Chinese, Army, Navy, Air Corps, and Air Force Medals. Master Sergeant Horton retired from the United States Air Force in 1960 after 25 years of distinguished military service. He passed away on November 26th, 2008, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.

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MitchellOn April 18, 1942, Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle led a group of 16 B-25 bombers on a carrier-launched raid on industrial and military targets in Japan. The raid was one of the most daring missions of WW II. Planning for this secret mission began several months earlier, and Jimmy Doolittle, one of the most outstanding pilots and leaders in the United States Army Air Corps was chosen to plan, organize and lead the raid. The plan was to get within 300 or 400 miles of Japan, attack military and industrial targets in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kobe shortly after nightfall, and then fly on to a dawn landing at secret airfields on the coast of China. The twin engine B-25 Mitchell bomber was selected by Doolittle for the mission and practice indicated that it should be possible to launch these aircraft from a carrier deck with less than 500 feet of runway. On April 2, 1942 the USS Hornet and a number of escorts set sail from Alameda, California with the 16 B-25s strapped to its deck. This task force rendezvoused with another including the USS Enterprise, and proceeded for the Japanese mainland. An element of surprise was important for this mission to succeed. When the task force was spotted by a Japanese picket boat, Admiral Halsey made the decision to launch the attack earlier than was planned. This meant that the raiders would have to fly more than 600 miles to Japan, and would arrive over their targets in daylight. It also meant that it would be unlikely that each aircraft would have sufficient fuel to reach useable airfields in China. Doolittle had 50 gallons of additional fuel stowed on each aircraft as well as a dinghy and survival supplies for the likely ditchings at sea which would now take place. At approximately 8:00 AM the Hornets loudspeaker blared, Now hear this: Army pilots, man your planes! Doolittle and his co-pilot R.E. Cole piloted the first B-25 off the Hornets deck at about 8:20 AM. With full flaps, and full throttle the Mitchell roared towards the Hornets bow, just barely missing the ships island superstructure. The B-25 lifted off, Doolittle leveled out, and made a single low altitude pass down the painted center line on the Hornets deck to align his compass. The remaining aircraft lifted off at approximately five minute intervals. The mission was planned to include five three-plane sections directed at various targets. However, Doolittle had made it clear that each aircraft was on its own. He insisted, however, that civilian targets be avoided, and under no circumstances was the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to be bombed. About 30 minutes after taking off Doolittles B-25 was joined by another piloted by Lt. Travis Hoover. These two aircraft approached Tokyo from the north. They encountered a number of Japanese fighter or trainer aircraft, but they remained generally undetected at their low altitude. At 1:30 PM the Japanese homeland came under attack for the first time in the War. From low altitudes the raiders put their cargoes of four 500 pounders into a number of key targets. Despite antiaircraft fire, all the attacking aircraft were unscathed. The mission had been a surprise, but the most hazardous portion of the mission lay ahead. The Chinese were not prepared for the raiders arrival. Many of the aircraft were ditched along the coast, and the crews of other aircraft, including Doolittles were forced to bail out in darkness. There were a number of casualties, and several of the raiders were caught by Japanese troops in China, and some were eventually executed. This painting is dedicated to the memories of those airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and the thousands of innocent Chinese citizens which were brutally slaughtered as a reprisal for their assistance in rescuing the downed crews.

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