The Royce Raid (Artist Proof)
Signed Limited Edition Print - World War II - Richard Taylor
In early April 1942, under the command of General Ralph Royce, and almost a week before the Doolittle raid – seven B-25C Mitchells and three B-17 Fortresses of the 5th Air Force, lifted off from their base in Australia and headed for the staging field at Del Monte on the island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. In the three days of Royce's raids, the Mitchells flew over twenty sorties, sinking and seriously damaging three Japanese transport ships, and shooting down three enemy fighters. In a triumph of surprise aerial strikes, all seven B-25s and their crews returned safely to base.
Real Size: 35 1/2" x 23 1/4"
Edition : 25 (worldwide)
Signed by the artist, Richard Taylor