The Wolfpack - Outward Bound to Bremen - by Robert Taylor
The 56th Fighter Group was led by some of America’s greatest fighter leaders of World War II and was home to many of its leading fighter Aces: Under successive commanders Hub Zemke, Robert Landry, and David Schilling, the 56th destroyed more enemy aircraft in combat than any other fighter group in the 8th Air Force.
On 26 November, 1943, the P-47s of the 56th Fighter Group were tasked to escort B-24 Liberators of the 392nd Bomb Group on a dangerous mission to attack the heavily defended industrial and dockyard facilities in the German port of Bremen.
Shown here are the 56th Fighter Group’s P-47 Thunderbolts as they climb through majestic cloud formations stretching as far as the eye can see. With ‘Bud’ Mahurin in the lead aircraft and ‘Bunny’ Comstock off his tail, they are already high above the east coast of England, in moments they will link up with the B-24’s to begin the perilous journey deep into Germany. In the running dogfights high over Bremen, the “Wolfpack” claimed their most successful action of the war with 23 confirmed kills, 3 probables, and 9 damaged, creating an all-time record in the European Theatre. The 392nd’s B-24 Liberators could not have been in safer hands on that eventful day.
Overall size: 26½" x 34¾"
Available in the following editions
Signed by three P-47 'Wolfpack' pilots.
Signed by nine P-47 'Wolfpack' pilots. ( four signatures on the companion print)
Billy Edens - (companion print)
Robert Rankin - (companion print)
John Bradshaw - (companion print)
Russell Kyler - (companion print)
A Pack of Wolves
The un-matted print is supplied with the Collectors edition.
The matted print (shown here) was supplied with Wolfpack Tribute edition only, which is now sold out.