JOHNNIE' JOHNSON, THE HIGHEST SCORING RAF ACE OF WORLD WAR II. Top scoring RAF Ace Johnnie Johnson, Commanding Officer of 127 Wing, leads the Mk. IX Spitfires of 421 Squadron RCAF out on patrol from the airfield at Evère near.
Close to the German front line. As the Canadians climb steadily out, the golden light of dawn reveals a snow-clad landscape firmly held in the icy grip of winter, December 1944. Perhaps the greatest pilot to ever fly the Spitfire was the RAF's top fighter Ace'Johnnie' Johnson.
His resolute determination and steadfast leadership came into its own during D-Day and the subsequent advance through Normandy, and he would finish the war as the highest scoring Allied Ace in Europe. The scene captures the moment when, as Wing Leader of 127 Canadian Wing, Johnnie is seen leading Mk. IX Spitfires from 421'Red Indian' Squadron RCAF out on patrol from their airfield at Evère near Brussels on a cold December morning in 1944. It is close to the fighting and the German front line so, as the Canadians climb steadily out over the snow clad landscape in the golden light of dawn, they are already alert and on the lookout for the first signs of trouble. Joining artist Robert Taylor, the print is individually numbered and personally signed by eight prominent pilots who flew the Spitfire during D-Day and Normandy, including.
Three legendary Canadian Spitfire Aces who, between them, amassed over 40 victories and. The RAF's top scoring fighter Ace'Johnnie' Johnson. Flew offensive sweeps on D-Day scoring 4 aerial victories. Flew fighter patrols on D-Day and throughout the Allied invasion. Flt Lt RODNEY SCRASE DFC - Flew anti V1 patrols and low level strafing attacks over Normandy scoring 4 victories and 3 damaged.
Undertook photo-reconnaissance missions before during and after D-Day, was shot down over Germany. JOHNNIE' JOHNSON CB CBE DSO DFC DL - Legendary Wing Leader and the RAF's top fighter Ace with 38 air vic tories. Flew in the western Desert and then Wing Leader of 127 Wing RCAF scoring 16½ confirmed victories. LINDSAY DFC - He flew over France from May 1944 finishing the war with 9 confirmed victories.Lt Gen DON LAUBMAN DFC - He flew throughout D-Day and Normandy invasion becoming a POW having scored 15 aerial victories. This stunning print has become one of the most sought after in Robert Taylor's extensive portfolio. In recent years, making it a great collector's piece signed by iconic WWII Spitfire Aces. YOUR PIECE OF MIND: As a reputable company, if any issues do arise we don't expect our customers to deal with it. Please note: The signatures on our pieces are not reproductions; they are original autographs, hand-signed by the veterans involved.