Pearl Harbor Portfolio
Robert Taylor
 A Pair Of  Limited Editions Commemorating
The 60th Anniversary Of The Attack
On Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

Issued as a three print set!
Morning Thunder, America Strikes Back, Remember December 7th
Comes with Free December 7th Poster
Signed by 13 Pearl Harbor Survivors
Purchase individual prints separately for $295 each

Morning Thunder

33" by 23"
There are few truly defining moments in the history of a State - single episodes that touch every citizen, and cast a nation's future. Epoch-making events that influence the entire world are even more uncommon. The events that took place in the space of less than two hours on the morning of December 7, 1941 were of such defining importance, their memory is now deeply embedded into the history of the Twentieth Century. At ten minutes to eight, as the US Pacific fleet lazily came awake suddenly, and without warning, the world around them exploded with all the mighty force of thunder: Within seconds Pearl Harbor became cloaked with attacking Japanese aircraft. Before sailors could comprehend what was happening, bombs and torpedoes had ripped out the heart of the fleet: Four of eight battleships were sunk; a dozen more naval vessels lay stricken in the water; 2400 souls perished. In those terrible few moments, the tranquil scene was transformed into a boiling cauldron of explosions, fire, smoke and unimaginable destruction. Pearl Harbor became a ranging inferno. Robert Taylor's specially commissioned masterpiece recreated desperate moments during the second wave attack at around 9am on December 7, 1941. Having taken six torpedo hits and two bomb strikes in the first wave attack on 'Battleship Row', the West Virginia is ablaze, her bows already low in the water and decks awash. Ignoring the risks, crews push the navy tug Hoga alongside with fire-fighting equipment and to pick up survivors. Overhead, Japanese Zeros swoop through the smoke, aiming the second wave attack at installations on Pearl Harbor's Ford Island, to complete one of history's most devastating unprovoked declarations of war.
See biographies of signatories here
Chief Gunners Mate MIGUEL ACUNA
Chief Boatswains Mate RICHARD CUNNINGHAM
Chief Machinist AL FICKEL
Lieutenant JOHN FINN
Chief Gunners Mate JOHN LAND
Machinist Mate LYNDLE LYNCH
Firemant 1st Class QEUNTIN PYLE
Seaman 1st Class KEN SWEDBERG

America Strikes Back

30" by 23"
The very first air combat fought by American pilots following the surprise attack upon Pearl Harbor. In less than one hour America struck back in a war that was to end in total victory. As the assault mounted on the Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, simultaneously the air base at Wheeler Field came under heavy attack. Two young USAAF pilots, Kenneth Taylor and George Walsh, quickly got their P-40 Tomahawks airborne. Winging southwards towards Ewa Field they ripped into a dozen or more enemy planes attacking the marine field. Diving into the formation they each downed 'Val' fighter-bombers. Robert Taylor's painting shows Ken Taylor in his P-40 tomahawk, with George Walsh in close company, bringing down his second enemy aircraft on December 7, 1941, an Aichi D-3Al ' Val' dive-bomber. In the background palls of smoke rise from Hangar 6 housing the naval float planes, and the up-turned battleship Oaklahoma.
See biographies of signatories here
Lt. General JOE MOORE
Brigadier General KENNETH TAYLOR

Remember December 7th


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