Robert Taylor's limited edition Dawn Operations captures a typical Pacific wartime scene during one of those few tranquil moments when conflict seems a million miles away. As dawn breaks over the naval base on the Shortland Islands, off the southern tip of Bourgainville, a Mitsubishi F1M2 float plane is readied for its first reconnaissance flight of the day. Overhead a pair of A6M Zero fighters from a nearby carrier head out on patrol. Lying peacefully in the harbour a pair of cruisers prepare to sail. It is October, 1942.
This was the very first Robert Taylor print to be authenticated exclusively with the signatures of Japanese aircrew from World War II. Combining Robert's mastery with the rarity of these signatures, the edition continues to prove extremely popular whenever we're lucky enough to have a copy in stock.
The edition is personally signed by the artist along with three Japanese pilots who flew in the Pacific during WWII:
- Second Sub Lieutenant Sadaaki Ohnishi
- Sergeant Major Toyomi Toyoshima
- Pilot First Class Keiyu Takakuwa
Issued with the matching-numbed companion print NAVAL MANOEUVERS which has been personally signed by artist.
Special Double Remarque
This unique copy has been enhanced with a detailed remarque sketch in the lower margin.
- 27 x 20 inches
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