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Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (AP) - ivanberryman.co.uk

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Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (AP)


Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (AP)

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.
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Item Code : DHM1887APHolding the Tide by Richard Taylor. (AP) - This Edition
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Artist Proof edition of 25 prints

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Paper size 32 inches x 24 inches (82cm x 61cm) Fortner, Leslie
Vejtasa, Stanley Swede
Laird, Dean
Swett, James E
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Other editions of this item : Holding the Tide by Richard Taylor.DHM1887
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PRINTLimited edition of 350 prints. Paper size 32 inches x 24 inches (82cm x 61cm) Fortner, Leslie
Vejtasa, Stanley Swede
+ Artist : Richard Taylor
£110.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINTCollectors edition of 70 prints

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Paper size 32 inches x 24 inches (82cm x 61cm) Fortner, Leslie
Vejtasa, Stanley Swede
Laird, Dean
Swett, James E
+ Artist : Richard Taylor
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PRESENTATIONMedal of Honor Tribute edition of 10 prints. Paper size 32 inches x 24 inches (82cm x 61cm) Fortner, Leslie
Vejtasa, Stanley Swede
Laird, Dean
Swett, James E
Blanc, Jeff de (matted)
Foss, Joseph J (matted)
Galer, Bob (matted)
Walsh, Kenneth A (matted)
+ Artist : Richard Taylor
£1095.00VIEW EDITION...
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PRINTLimited edition of 25 remarques Paper size 32 inches x 24 inches (82cm x 61cm) Fortner, Leslie
Vejtasa, Stanley Swede
Laird, Dean
Swett, James E
+ Artist : Richard Taylor
£265.00VIEW EDITION...
REMARQUELimited edition of 10 double remarques

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Paper size 32 inches x 24 inches (82cm x 61cm) Fortner, Leslie
Vejtasa, Stanley Swede
Laird, Dean
Swett, James E
+ Artist : Richard Taylor
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Signatures on this item
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Captain Stanley Swede Vejtasa USN
*Signature Value : £40

Commissioned in August 1939, Swede Vejtasas first combat assignment was in May 1942 whilst flying the SBD Dauntless with VS-5 aboard the USS Yorktown during the Battle of the Coral Sea. here he participated in the attack on the Japanese carrier Shoho, and flew anti-torpedo plane patrol, claiming three Zeroes. Switching to fighters with VF-10 flying the F4F Wildcat aboard the USS Enterprise he took part in the Battle of Santa Cruz, where he notched up 7 air victories on one flight in October. In March 1943 he flight-tested the new F4U Corsair in the combat zone. His final tally for the war was 11 aerial victories.




Colonel James E Swett USMC MOH (deceased)
*Signature Value : £40

Jim Swett became one of the top-scoring F4U Aces, with 15.5 victories in 94 missions in the Corsair, but he had already earned himself the Congressional Medal of Honor piloting the F4F Wildcat before switching to the F4U. Leading a four plane section with VMF 221 on April 7, 1942 he shot down no fewer than 7 Japanese Val dive-bombers in an engagement over Tulagi Harbor, before taking a hit himself, and ditching in the sea. In all Jim Swett flew 211 combat missions, 94 in F4U Corsairs, made 120 carrier launches and recoveries, and in addition to his Medal of Honor, was awarded 6 DFCs and 2 Purple Hearts. Sadly, Jim Swett died on 18th January 2009.


Commander Dean Laird USN
*Signature Value : £25

After sharing a cople of kills whilst flying Wildcats with VF-4 from the USS Ranger off Norway, Dean Laird went with the unit to the Pacific in 1944, serving on USS Bunker Hill and USS Essex. Hee, in late 1944 and early 1945 flying the F6F Hellcat, he increased his score to finish the war an Ace with 5.75 confirmed kills.
Commander Leslie Fortner USMC
*Signature Value : £20

Joining the Navy in 1943, Les Fortner joined VC-88 flying Wildcats off the escort carrier USS Hoggatt Bay in the south west Pacific Theater. In early 1945 he flew in support of the landings at Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Lingayen, destroying several Japanese aircraft on the ground. Les flew over 100 combat missions during the war, and in April 1945 he shot down a Kamikazi "Nick" off Kerama Rhetto near Okinawa.

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