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The Hard Way Home by Robert Taylor. (APB)


The Hard Way Home by Robert Taylor. (APB)

The Battle of Britain had been won by the young fighter pilots of Fighter Command, but now it fell to another band of young men to wage total warfare against the Nazi war machine - the aircrew of RAF Bomber Command. And like the fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain, the young men who flew with Bomber Command came not just from Britain, but from all over the Commonwealth, and from the countries of occupied mainland Europe. Every man was a volunteer, prepared to endure the deadly flak and prowling night fighters, to say nothing of the savage and bitter cold, in order to wage their relentless attack on the military and industrial targets of the Third Reich. The aircraft that carried these young men to war were numerous, but bearing the brunt of the RAFs incessant campaign were two heavy bombers, the stalwarts of Bomber Command - the Lancaster and the Halifax. Between them they accounted for over three quarters of all the bombs dropped by the RAF, and Halifaxes alone accounted for a total of 73,312 operations, nearly a fifth of all missions carried out by Bomber Command.
Item Code : DHM1987APBThe Hard Way Home by Robert Taylor. (APB) - This Edition
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PRINT RCAF edition of 25 artist proofs.

Paper size 35 inches x 23 inches (89cm x 58cm) Image size 29 inches x 16 inches (74cm x 41cm) Edwards, J F Stocky
Warren, Douglas
Bowles, Edward
Cleaver, Reg
Curnock, Richard
Hewitt, Ian
Oakeby, Henry
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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Other editions of this item : The Hard Way Home by Robert Taylor.DHM1987
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 400 prints. Paper size 35 inches x 23 inches (89cm x 58cm) Image size 29 inches x 16 inches (74cm x 41cm) Irons, Harry
Godfrey, Laurie
Carter, Eric
Nawarski, Stanislaw
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Collectors edition of 25 artist proofs.
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 35 inches x 23 inches (89cm x 58cm) Image size 29 inches x 16 inches (74cm x 41cm) Irons, Harry
Godfrey, Laurie
Carter, Eric
Nawarski, Stanislaw
Sayer, Tom
Williamson, Frank
Mottershead, Bluey
Morrison, John
Walker, Frank
MacNamara, Len
Maltas, Fred
Gough, Harry
Evans, John
Thompson, Sam
Holiday, Matt
Bell, William
Taussig, Kurt
Elkington, John
Neil, Tom
Ryll, Stefan
Cleaver, Reg
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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PRINT Collectors limited edition of 250 prints.
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
Paper size 35 inches x 23 inches (89cm x 58cm) Image size 29 inches x 16 inches (74cm x 41cm) Irons, Harry
Godfrey, Laurie
Carter, Eric
Nawarski, Stanislaw
Sayer, Tom
Williamson, Frank
Mottershead, Bluey
Morrison, John
Walker, Frank
MacNamara, Len
Maltas, Fred
Gough, Harry
Evans, John
Thompson, Sam
Holiday, Matt
Bell, William
Taussig, Kurt
Elkington, John
Neil, Tom
Ryll, Stefan
Cleaver, Reg
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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PRINT RCAF limited edition of 250 prints. Paper size 35 inches x 23 inches (89cm x 58cm) Image size 29 inches x 16 inches (74cm x 41cm) Edwards, J F Stocky
Warren, Douglas
Bowles, Edward
Cleaver, Reg
Curnock, Richard
Hewitt, Ian
Oakeby, Henry
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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PRESENTATION Original pencil tribute edition of 10 proofs.

SOLD OUT. Supplied with a matted original pencil drawing - full matted size 20 inches x 19 inches (51cm x 48cm)
Paper size 35 inches x 23 inches (89cm x 58cm) Image size 29 inches x 16 inches (74cm x 41cm) Irons, Harry
Godfrey, Laurie
Carter, Eric
Nawarski, Stanislaw
Sayer, Tom
Williamson, Frank
Mottershead, Bluey
Morrison, John
Walker, Frank
MacNamara, Len
Maltas, Fred
Gough, Harry
Evans, John
Thompson, Sam
Holiday, Matt
Bell, William
Taussig, Kurt
Elkington, John
Neil, Tom
Ryll, Stefan
Cleaver, Reg
Bressloff, Boris
Briggs, Graham
Clarke, Eric
Cox, George
Glendinning, Harry
Joss, Douglas
Lasham, Bob
Leksinski, Rudolf
Levy, Harry
Manning, Reg
Petrie-Andrews, John
Smith, Ron
Thomas, Ken
Bennett, Donald (matted on companion print)
Cheshire, Leonard (matted on companion print)
Jackson, Norman (matted on companion print)
Learoyd, Roderick (matted on companion print)
Reid, Bill (matted on companion print)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor


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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.
NameInfo
Flt Lt Henry Oakeby
*Signature Value : £15

Posted to 432 Sqn RCAF, Henry Oakeby served as a Navigator.
Flying Officer Edward Bowles
*Signature Value : £15

Joining 429 Squadron RCAF based at East Moor in Yorkshire in late 1942, Edward Bowles was a Bombardier on Halifaxes. He flew 33 combat missions, his aircraft shooting down two Me109s on one mission.


Lt Col Douglas Duke Warren DFC CD (deceased)
*Signature Value : £15

Douglas Duke Warren was Born in Nanton, Alta., in 1922, along with his twin brother Bruce joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at the age of 18. After advanced training, the Warren twins flew two tours of operations with Royal Air Force Spitfire squadrons. After joining 403 Squadron, Duke Warren flew as part of 165 Squadron in the air battles over Dieppe. He fought over Falaise, and also served with 66 Sqn and 11 Group at Biggin Hill. In 1945, they were both awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses by King George VI at Buckingham Palace. He returned to Canada in May 1945, and along with Bruce joined the permanent RCAF in October 1946. Douglas became a Flight Commander with 421 Squadron flying DH Vampire jet aircraft at Chatham, New Brunswick. On April 5th, 1951, his brother Bruce was killed as a test pilot at AV Roe aircraft company in Toronto flying the prototype CF100 jet fighter. Duke became Commanding Officer of the F-86 Sabre-equipped 410 Squadron in 1952. The following year, he was attached to the United States Air Force and flew Sabres in Korea. Duke Warren flew 253 combat missions, including flying the F-86 Sabre in Korea. Sadly Duke Warren passed away Saturday August 27th 2011 in Comox at the age of 89.
Squadron Leader Ian Hewitt DFC*
*Signature Value : £20

Ian was originally a Navigator on Whitleys with 58 Squadron, before joining 35 Squadron. Shot down attacking the Tirpitz in Halifax S for Sugar, he managed to crash land and escape into Sweden. Through a successful PoW exchange Ian was flown back to England in a Mosquito and went back to operations with 405 Squadron RCAF.
Warrant Officer Reg Cleaver
*Signature Value : £35

Served with 419 (Moose) Squadron RCAF. Reg Cleaver was a Flight Engineer and Co-pilot on Halifaxes until On his 17th operation on 24 June 1943, on a raid to Wuppertal, his aircraft was shot down by German Fw190 nightfighters. After initially evading capture he was eventually captured in Holland where he was beaten by the Gestapo and taken as a PoW to Stalag Luft 6 until the end of the war.
Warrant Officer Richard Curnock
*Signature Value : £15

Richard Curnock was posted to 425 Squadron RCAF where he served as a Rear Gunner. He was only on his second operation on 25th February 1944 to Augsburg when his aircraft was shot down and he ended up as a PoW in Stalag Luft VI until the end of the war.


Wing Commander J F Stocky Edwards DFC* DFM
*Signature Value : £35

Stocky Edwards became a P40 Ace with 260 Sqn. 94 Sqn RAF, Flight Commander 260 Sqn RAF, 417 Sqn RCAF, Flight Commander 92 Sqn RAF, Squadron Commander 274 Sqn RAF, Wing Leader 127 Wing RCAF. His victory total was 15 with 3 shared.
The Aircraft :
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HalifaxRoyal Air Force heavy Bomber with a crew of six to eight. Maximum speed of 280mph (with MK.VI top speed of 312mph) service ceiling of 22,800feet maximum range of 3,000 miles. The Halifax carried four .303 browning machine guns in the tail turret, two .303 browning machines in the nose turret in the MK III there were four .303 brownings in the dorsal turret. The Handley Page Halifax, first joined the Royal Air Force in March 1941 with 35 squadron. The Halifax saw service in Europe and the Middle east with a variety of variants for use with Coastal Command, in anti Submarine warfare, special duties, glider-tugs, and troop transportation roles. A total of 6177 Halifax's were built and stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1952

Aviation History Timeline : 25th May
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25May1917Rene Dorme, a WW1 Ace with 23.00 victories, died on this day
25May1940Pierre Villey, a WW2 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
25May1942Former Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. G. C. de H. De Grunne of 32 Squadron, was Killed.
25May1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. B. Kendal of 66 Squadron, was Killed.
25May1942Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. S. DFC Jankiewicz of 601 Squadron, was Killed.
25May1942Friedrich Dahn, a WW2 Ace with 26.00 victories, died on this day
25May1942Hauptmann Peter Gamann of III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1942Hauptmann of the Reserves Gerhard Bauhaus of 8./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1942Leutnant Gerhard Krems of 2./Kampfgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1942Oberleutnant Anton Hackl of 5./Jagdgeschwader 77 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1943Hauptmann Josef Schl of 3./Kampfgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1943Hauptmann Werner Roell of Stabsst./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1943Oberleutnant Rudolf Trenn of 8./Schlachtgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25May1944Wing Commander Lorne Cameron of No.401 Sqn RAF shot down a Fw190
25May1955J Mellersh, a WW1 Ace with 9.00 victories, died on this day

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