Into the Teeth of the Wind

Robert Taylor





Into the Teeth of the Wind Robert Taylor

Bound for Tokyo, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle launches his B-25 Mitchell from the heaving deck of the carrier USS Hornet on the morning of 18 April, 1942. Leading a sixteen-bomber force on their long distance one - way mission, the Doolittle Raiders completed the first strike at the heart of Imperial Japan since the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour four months earlier. Together, they completed one of the most audacious air raids in aviation history.

In one of his most dramatic paintings to date Robert pays tribute to the men that bravely carried out one of the most daring air attacks in history. On April 18th 1942 in retaliation to the attack on Pearl Harbour, Colonel Jimmy Doolittle leads his Tokyo Raiders from the heaving deck of the USS Hornet, on a one way mission to strike at the heart of Imperial Japan.



This is certainly one of the most dramatic paintings that Robert has produced and Joining him in individually signing each print in these editions are a number of the Doolittle Raiders. Every print is individually hand-numbered.


FIVE veterans who took part in the Doolittle raid.

Major General DAVID M. JONES
Staff Sergeant DAVID J. THATCHER
Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD E. COLE
Staff Sergeant EDWIN W. HORTON


With all the signatures of the Limited Edition and issued with a matching numbered, signed companion pencil print, "The Day now Dawns" a total of THIRTEEN signatures. The additional signatures are -

Lieutenant Colonel FRANK A. KAPPELAR
Lieutenant Colonel CHASE J. NIELSON
Lieutenant Colonel EDWARD J. SAYLOR
Second Lieutenant CHARLES J. OZUK
Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT L.HITE
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM L. BIRCH


The Day now Dawns Robert Taylor

The Day now Dawns. Print size 16 1/2" x 14 3/4"



With all the signatures of the Limited Editon and Commemorative Proof Editions THIRTEEN signatures in total, signed on unique Presentation Certificate issued with each Canvas Proof.


(Subject to availability)

Each special set includes both Commemorative edition prints accompanied by an Original pencil drawing by Robert Taylor. Each drawing is conservation matted to include the original signatures of FOUR further Doolittle Raiders and GENERAL JIMMY DOOLITTLE making a total of EIGHTEEN signatures.

Doolittle Tribute Proof Pencil Drawing Robert Taylor
Doolittle Tribute Proof Pencil Drawing. Overall print size 11 5/8" x 7"

General JAMES H. DOOLITTLE (matted)
Brigadier General EVERETT W. HOLSTROM (matted)
Major HOWARD A. SESSLER (matted)
Captain J. ROYDEN STORK (matted)

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 30" x 23 1/2" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free


To complement the purchase of your fine art print, we are now able to offer a professional Picture Framing service. For further details please click Here



The Limited Edition
UK £200.00
Edition Size - 550

Five Signature Artist Proof
UK £325.00
Edition Size - 25

The Commemorative Proof Edition
UK £420.00
Edition Size - 300

The Giclée Canvas Proofs
UK £995.00
Edition Size - 25

UK £1795.00
Edition Size - 15


Currency converter
When ordering remarque and artist proof editions, we recommend you email us first to advise on delivery details.
The Aviation Art Gallery accept most major credit and debit cards. Place your order online, or by telephone. If you wish to pay by cheque, or fax your order, please download our printable order form here.

Tel: Overseas


Prices listed are per individual aircraft print (unframed). All prices are in U.K. Pounds Sterling.
We deliver Worldwide and accept most major currencies through secure online ordering. You may view your current exchange rate by clicking the link at the top of this page.


Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

Publishers Proof:

A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An original work individually drawn by the artist, completed in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition, inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of authenticity.



© 2020 Aviation Art Gallery
Limited edition aviation art and aircraft prints from the worlds leading artists

Site map