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THE GALLANT OHIO
Robert Taylor

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The Gallant Ohio by Robert Taylor

A rare Robert Taylor edition released in 1997 and depicting combat during Operation Pedestal multi-signed by additional pilots.

Spitfires of 126 and 185 Squadrons successfully fend off a last desperate attempt by enemy aircraft to sink the crippled American tanker Ohio, still some 80 miles short of the beleaguered island of Malta. Badly damaged and barely afloat the Ohio, assisted by Royal Navy destroyers Penn, (foreground), Bramham (lashed to Ohio’s port side) and Ledbury, limped into port to a tumultuous welcome, on August 15, 1942. Her vital cargo of fuel kept the island’s air defences alive, and ultimately made the island secure.

The Gallant Ohio - The Signatories

Flight Lieutenant Tony Holland DFC, AE, DFC (US).
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin GCB, MVO, DSC.
Wing Commander P.B. LLaddie) Lucas CBE, DSO, DFC.
Lieutenant Commander G.G. Martin LVO, DSC.
Lieutenant Peter Twiss OBE, DSC*.

Group Captain Billy Drake DSO, DFC - 1 Squadron - Battle of Britain pilot with 20 victories and 9 probables - flew Hurricanes, Spitfires and P40s.
Squadron Leader Neville Duke, DSO, OBE, DFC*, AFC, CzMC - 92, 112 and 145 Sqns -  top scoring Allied Ace in the Mediterranean with 28 victories.
Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC – Battle of Britain on Hurricanes with 249 Sqn.
Kenneth Ward DSC 894 Sqn FAA HMS Indefatigable.
Squadron Leader Harry Moon - 249 Sqn Hurricanes (launched from Ark Royal, Battle for Malta), then 126 Squadron Middle East.

There are 10 further signatures on this print giving a total of 18 - we have not yet researched them all to provide a definitive list. In the meantime if you would like a large size, high resolution photo of the signature area then just contact and we will email it to you.
 

The Gallant Ohio by Robert Taylor MS1
The Gallant Ohio by Robert Taylor - sigs1

Overall size 32.5” x 23.5”
 

The Gallant Ohio by Robert Taylor with Extra Signatures

This print is for sale on behalf of one of our collectors. The condition of the print is very good, there are a few minor handling flaws, mainly in the border areas but overall it has survived the process of having extra signatures added unusually well.

The Gallant Ohio with 18 signatures   295 SOLD

Call us for more information: 0121 355 1333
Reference: VC012

This print can be purchased using our Lay-Away scheme.
 

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