Two aircraft of the 99th. Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, take off for a local patrol, while other aircraft prepare for a long-range escort mission during early 1945. Featured is ‘Meatball Rap’ flown by Flight Officer Charles A. Lane Jr.
It is particularly appropriate, due to the newly released movie RED TAILS. Some scenes in the movie were inspired by Robert’s canvases featuring the Tuskegee Airmen. Robert met with producer George Lucas in 2010.
- 100 Giclées on canvas, signed and numbered by Robert Bailey. Lacquered and ready to stretch and frame. $600
- 50 Limited Edition, signed and numbered by Robert Bailey plus THREE original Tuskegee signatures. Sheet size: 36″ x 21″. $220
F/O Charles A. Lane is from Missouri. He flew 26 combat missions in P-47′s and P-51′s with the Tuskegee. He was a pilot in the 99th. Squadron. Lane served in the military for 27 years.
2nd. Lt. Leo R. Gray was born in Boston. He flew in the 100th. Squadron. Based at Rammitelli, Italy, he had a near encounter with 262 jets while he and another squadron mate were escorting home a crippled P-38. But the jets broke off the attack when the Mustangs dropped tanks. He flew 15 missions.
1st. Lt. George A. Taylor is from Virginia. He flew 120 missions in the P-39 Airacobra over Naples Harbor and the Anzio beach head in the 12th. Air Force Tactical Command. In the 15th Air Force, he flew against targets in Austria, Southern France, Southern Germany and the Ploesti oil fields. In the Thunderbolt and Mustang. He was in the 100th. Squadron, Tuskegee.