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The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour. - battleofbritainaviationart.com


The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.


The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.

On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
Item Code : DHM0760The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour. - This Edition
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)Artist : Robert Barbour£10 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : £90.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINTPresentation edition of 5 prints from the signed limited edition of 1250 prints. Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm) Merten, Karl-Friedrich (matted)
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 Pearl Harbor - Monday December 8th, 1941.  On Sunday December 7th, 1941, the free world had been stunned into disbelief by the treacherous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Giving no formal declaration of war, the devastating Japanese assault on the headquarters of the US Pacific Fleet had left over two thousand American servicemen dead, most of her battleships destroyed or damaged, and the remains of nearly 200 American aircraft lay in tatters.  America reeled from the shock and sheer incredulity.  But for Admiral Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy, and architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the success of victory left a bitter taste.  The main targets of his carefully orchestrated plan had been the US carriers but, as fate would have it, they were all at sea.  Yamamoto knew in his heart that he would have to face those carriers one day, and when he did they would be the platform upon which America would unleash the brunt of her power against him.  At 12.30 the following day President Roosevelt began his address to Congress, calling for the declaration of war on Japan.  By 4.10pm America was formally at war, and five thousand miles away the first of the carriers, USS Enterprise, was returning to Pearl Harbor.  Richard Taylor's painting depicts the Enterprise as she approaches Ford Island and the smoldering ruins that had been the Pacific Fleet.  As ships still burn and the thick smoke hangs in the air, ever alert F4F-3A Wildcats of VF-6 fly an overhead patrol.  Throughout the night the carrier will refuel and re-arm, and at dawn she will return to sea with a steel resolve and a new mission, to avenge Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese failure to destroy the US carriers was a fateful mistake and, six months later, the Enterprise finally got her chance at the Battle of Midway, as the US carriers delivered one of the most decisive victories in the history of naval warfare, paving the way for victory in the Pacific.
The Sleeping Giant Awakes by Richard Taylor. (RM)
£300.00
 On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.  The painting depicts Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured during which time Joe Foss would achieve an astonishing 26 victories to become the first American pilot to equal WW1 Ace Eddie Rickenbackers score.

Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (AP)
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 On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.  The painting depicts Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured during which time Joe Foss would achieve an astonishing 26 victories to become the first American pilot to equal WW1 Ace Eddie Rickenbackers score.

Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor.
£110.00
 On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.  The painting depicts Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured during which time Joe Foss would achieve an astonishing 26 victories to become the first American pilot to equal WW1 Ace Eddie Rickenbackers score.

Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (RM)
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Battle of Britain History Timeline : 25th October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25October1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25October1940Czech Battle of Britain pilot, P/O V. Goth of 310 and 501 Squadrons, was Killed.
25October1940Gefreiter Helmut Ziehm of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Gefreiter Leo Masterer of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Hauptmann Walter Adolph of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Hauptmann Walter Oesau of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Gerhard Senoner of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Leutnant Heinrich Tornow of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Heinrich Tornow of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Herbert Huppertz of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Karl Borris of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Luftwaffe lost fourteen ME109 with a further 12 ME109 claimed
25October1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940No 229 Squadron moved from Northolt to Heath Row.
25October1940No 232 Squadron (consisting of 1 Flight) is now operational
25October1940No 29 Squadron moved from Digby to Wittering (1 Flight) and Ternhill (1 Flight
25October1940No 422 Squadron is at Tangmere
25October1940No 56 Squadron moved from Exeter to Boscombe Down
25October1940No 600 Squadron moved from Redhill to Acklington (1 Flight) and Catterick (1 Flight
25October1940No 601 Squadron moved from Warmwell to Exeter
25October1940No 607 Squadron moved from Montrose to Turnhouse
25October1940No 611 Squadron is at Ternhill
25October1940No 804 Squadron moved from Hatton to Skeabrae
25October1940No 87 Squadron moved from Colerne to Exeter (1 Flight) and Bibury (1 Flight).
25October1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 703 with 413 Hurricanes, 232 Spitfires, 38 Blenheims, amd 12 Defiants and 8 Gladiators
25October1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Hier of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Eduard Schröder of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Hans-Jürgen Westphal of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Schnell of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Oberleutnant Roloff von Aspern of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Werner Pichon Kalau vom Hofe of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt F. Jastrzebski of 302 Squadron, was Killed.
25October1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O S. Piatkowski of 79 Squadron, was Killed.
25October1940Royal Air Force lsot 10 fighters with 3 pilots killed
25October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 25th October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. A. Maslen of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
25October1942Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O F. Czajkowski of 151 Squadron, Died.

 

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