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Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor.


Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor.

On 10th April 1945, thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force. But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring their deadly trap. As the war in mainland Europe entered its final, bloody phase, the German Armies defending Berlin fought on with a savage determination, slowly disintegrating before the mighty weapon of war unleashed against them. What remained of the Luftwaffe was mercilessly pounded from the air, their airfields hammered relentlessly. Aircraft, fuel, spare parts, ammunition and pilots all in short supply but still they fought on, with deadly effect. At the forefront of the German offensive and pivotal during the defence of the Reich, were the highly advanced jet fighters of the Luftwaffe, and in particular the legendary Me262. B17s of the First Air Division with streaming contrails in the cold clear air as they turn for home. Several Me262s have already torn through the massed formation, but a P-51 from the escorting 356th Fighter Group has quickly spotted his target and presses home his attack. The hunter becomes the hunted as the Mustang pilot, Wayne Gatlin, skillfully positions himself behind the Me262 ready for the kill. Throughout the final stages of the war there were many examples of the determination and skill of Allied pilots flying slower piston-engined fighters triumphing over the cream of the Luftwaffe in their highly advanced but often temperamental jet fighters.
Item Code : DHM6092Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor. - This Edition
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 400 prints.

Paper size 35 inches x 25 inches (89cm x 64cm) Image size 28.5 inches x 17 inches (73cm x 43cm) Gatlin, Wayne
Mencel, Jurek
Peterburs, Joseph
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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Other editions of this item : Jet Hunters by Robert Taylor. DHM6092
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Pilot's edition of 25 artist proofs.

Supplied with companion print Black November Day.

Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 35 inches x 25 inches (89cm x 64cm) Image size 28.5 inches x 17 inches (73cm x 43cm) Gatlin, Wayne
Mencel, Jurek
Peterburs, Joseph
Cummings, Donald
Jeffrey, Arthur
Coleman, Wayne L
Lamb, Huie
Rudorffer, Erich (companion print)
Schuck, Walter (companion print)
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard (companion print)
Giefing, Ernest (companion print)
Hannig, Norbert (companion print)
Giller, Edward
Gross, Clayton
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £545
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PRINTPilot's edition of 200 prints.

Supplied with companion print Black November Day.

Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 35 inches x 25 inches (89cm x 64cm) Image size 28.5 inches x 17 inches (73cm x 43cm) Gatlin, Wayne
Mencel, Jurek
Peterburs, Joseph
Cummings, Donald
Jeffrey, Arthur
Coleman, Wayne L
Lamb, Huie
Rudorffer, Erich (companion print)
Schuck, Walter (companion print)
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard (companion print)
Giefing, Ernest (companion print)
Hannig, Norbert (companion print)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £480
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PRINTJet Hunters' edition of 150 prints.

Supplied with companion print Black November Day.

Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 35 inches x 25 inches (89cm x 64cm) Image size 28.5 inches x 17 inches (73cm x 43cm) Gatlin, Wayne
Mencel, Jurek
Peterburs, Joseph
Cummings, Donald
Jeffrey, Arthur
Coleman, Wayne L
Lamb, Huie
Rudorffer, Erich (companion print)
Schuck, Walter (companion print)
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard (companion print)
Giefing, Ernest (companion print)
Hannig, Norbert (companion print)
Giller, Edward
Gross, Clayton
Drew, Urban
Bryan, Donald
Delgado, Ralph
Ananian, Stephen
Fitch, John
Czypionka, Jorg (companion print)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £715
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PRESENTATIONTribute edition of 35 prints.

Supplied with companion print Black November Day, matted to include extra signatures.
Paper size 35 inches x 25 inches (89cm x 64cm) Image size 28.5 inches x 17 inches (73cm x 43cm) Gatlin, Wayne
Mencel, Jurek
Peterburs, Joseph
Cummings, Donald
Jeffrey, Arthur
Coleman, Wayne L
Lamb, Huie
Rudorffer, Erich (companion print)
Schuck, Walter (companion print)
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard (companion print)
Giefing, Ernest (companion print)
Hannig, Norbert (companion print)
Giller, Edward
Gross, Clayton
Drew, Urban
Bryan, Donald
Delgado, Ralph
Ananian, Stephen
Fitch, John
Czypionka, Jorg (companion print)
Groce, Walter
Brown, Roscoe
Galland, Adolf (matted on companion print)
Steinhoff, Johannes (matted on companion print)
Krupinski, Walter (matted on companion print)
Ambs, Alfred (matted on companion print)
Csurusky, Georg (matted on companion print)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £1065
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PRESENTATIONAce of Aces edition of 5 prints.

Supplied with companion print Black November Day, matted to include extra signatures, and a companion original drawing with 5 signatures and 9 additional matted signatures.
Paper size 35 inches x 25 inches (89cm x 64cm) Image size 28.5 inches x 17 inches (73cm x 43cm) Gatlin, Wayne
Mencel, Jurek
Peterburs, Joseph
Cummings, Donald
Jeffrey, Arthur
Coleman, Wayne L
Lamb, Huie
Schuck, Walter (companion print)
Bob, Hans-Ekkehard (companion print)
Giefing, Ernest (companion print)
Hannig, Norbert (companion print)
Giller, Edward
Gross, Clayton
Drew, Urban
Bryan, Donald
Delgado, Ralph
Ananian, Stephen
Fitch, John
Czypionka, Jorg (companion print)
Groce, Walter
Brown, Roscoe
Galland, Adolf (matted on companion print)
Steinhoff, Johannes (matted on companion print)
Krupinski, Walter (matted on companion print)
Ambs, Alfred (matted on companion print)
Csurusky, Georg (matted on companion print)
Buchner, Hermann (companion print)
Petermann, Viktor (companion print)
Rudorffer, Erich (companion print)
Roell, Werner (companion print)
Reinert, Ernst Wilhelm (companion print)
Rudorffer, Erich (companion print)
Nowotny, Walter (matted on companion print)
Yeager, Charles E (matted on companion print)
Barkhorn, Gerhard (matted on companion print)
Kaiser, Herbert (matted on companion print)
Fahrmann, Gottfried (matted on companion print)
Tegtmeier, Fritz (matted on companion print)
Haeffner, Heiner (matted on companion print)
Winks, Robert P (matted on companion print)
Weaver, Charles E (matted on companion print)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


Signature(s) value alone : £2205
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Signatures on this item
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Flt Lt Joseph Peterburs
*Signature Value : £45

Joe Peterburs enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on the 30th of November, 1942 and was called to active duty as an Aviation Cadet on 26th January, 1943. On 15th April, 1944 after a rigorous flying training program, he received his pilots wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. After graduation he flew the P-40N and A-24 during combat replacement training. On 6th November, 1944 Lt. Peterburs arrived in England and was assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron of the 20th Fighter Group. He was 19 years old. The unit was equipped with the P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft and he quickly checked out in a P-51B and accumulated about 20 hours in the B, C and D models before flying combat. He flew many memorable missions, the 49th and last of which was the most exciting. On this mission, 10 April, 1945, Joe Peterburs shot down German Ace Walter Schuck in his Me262 turbo jet. Later that day Joe Peterburs was also shot down by enemy ground fire while strafing an airfield. He was captured, escaped and fought with a Russian tank unit to the battle of Wittenberg on the Elbe.



Major General Wayne C Gatlin
*Signature Value : £20

Wayne Gatlin flew with the 360th Fighter Squadron, 356th Fighter Group based at Martlesham Heath. From September 1944 he undertook 55 combat missions before the end of the war, six in P-47s and the rest in P-51Ds. On 10 April 1945 he destroyed an Me262 jet before immediately damaging another.



Sqn Ldr Jurek Mencel DFC, KM*** AFM***
*Signature Value : £40

Flying with the French Air Force he fought in the Battle of France but was hospitalised after breaking his back in a crash in mid-1940. Returning to operations with 317 Polish Sqn, his first mission was on Spitfires escorting the RAF Bombers taking part in the engagement that lead to the German Channel Dash. He flew Spitfires throughout the Normandy Invasion also flying Hurricanes and Mustangs with 308 and 309 Sqns scoring victories against Me109's and Me108's and on the 9th April 1945 he shot down an Me262 Jet over Hamburg.

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 As the four P51D Mustangs of Major William T Haltons Yellow Flight, 487th Fighter Squadron took off from Asch, they found themselves in the middle of a massive German attack.  That New Years Day the Luftwaffe had launched hundreds of aircraft in low level raids against the allied airfields across Northern France and Belgium.  The unexpected take-off by the 487th however, ended Jagdgeswader 11s chances of success, with Yellow Flight alone claiming 9 enemy aircraft destroyed.

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When a fighter escort with a bombers range first appeared over Berlin, Goering knew the end of the war was only a matter of time. when that particular fighter escort turned out to be the Mustang, perhaps the most outstanding of all WWII fighters, the time was all too short. Unlike the RAFs Spitfire and Hurricane, that had succeeded in the Battle of Britain, Goerings Luftwaffe failed to protect its own air space, leaving allied air forces unhampered to bomb Germany by both day and night.  Two battle weary Mustangs of 357th Fighter Group, with ammunition spent and fuel low, have broken away from the main bomber force to head across the Channel for home.

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The Aircraft :
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MustangThe ubiquitous North American P-51 Mustang, which many consider to be the best all-around fighter of WW II, owes its origins to the British Air Ministry. Following Britains entry into WW II in 1939, the RAF was interested in purchasing additional fighter aircraft from American sources, particularly the Curtiss P-40. Curtiss, which was busy, was unable to guarantee timely delivery so the British approached North American Aviation as a possible second source for the P-40. North American chose to propose its own fighter design which would use the same Allison engine as the P-40. Utilizing new laminar flow wings, the North American fighter was expected to have performance better than the P-40. Developed in record time the new aircraft was designated as a Mustang I by the Brits, whereas the USAAF ordered two for evaluation which were designated XP-51 Apaches. Intrigued with the possibility of using this aircraft also as a dive bomber, North American proposed this to the USAAF which decided to order 500 of the P-51 aircraft to be modified for dive bombing use. Designated as the A-36 Invader, this version of the Mustang utilized dive flaps, and bomb racks under each wing. Some reinforcing of the structural members was also required because of the G-forces to be encountered in dive bombing. A-36s entered combat service with the USAAF prior to any P-51s. In early 1943 the 86th and 27th Fighter Bomber Groups of the 12th Air Force began flying A-36s out of Northern Africa. Despite some early problems with instability caused by the dive flaps, the A-36 was effective in light bombing and strafing roles. It was not, however, capable of dog fighting with German fighters, especially at higher altitudes. Despite these drawbacks one USAAF pilot, Captain Michael T. Russo, who served with the 16th Bomb Squadron of the 27th Fighter Bomber Group, was credited with five confirmed aerial victories in the A-36, thereby becoming the first mustang ace.

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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Anson K6296 : Aircrew updated (added J. Stransky), Airframe notes updated (added 01-04-1941 : Anson crash-landed at Honington following the loss of the starboard aileron.)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Lieutenant Commander Dick Best : Aircraft updated (added Dauntless), Squadrons updated (added VB-6), Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Lieutenant Commander)
Stirling Mk.I R6011 of No.7 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim L9270 : Airframe notes updated (added 04-04-1941 : Blenheim was on patrol off the Dutch coast before it was lost without trace. )
Blenheim Mk.IV L9270 of No.82 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
New victory claim added : Me110 claimed on 30th August 1940 by Robert Innes of No.253 Sqn RAF
New victory claim added : Do17 claimed on 15th September 1940 by Robert Innes of No.253 Sqn RAF
No.823 Sqn FAA added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Stirling N6086 : Aircrew updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley P4947 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 03-04-1941 : Whitley was iced up and crashed while making a second circuit of Waddington. The aircraft is reported to have stalled at around 300 feet before crashing into the ground and bursting into flames. )
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