FREE with each print ordered REMEMBER DECEMBER
7TH! A commemorative full colour poster originally published
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
Overall Print Size: 23" x 30"
Colonel WILLIAM DICKMAN , **Colonel DAVID 'TEX' HILL , Lt. General
JOE MOORE , Brigadier General KENNETH TAYLOR , Colonel EARL WILLIAMS
**Colonel DAVID 'TEX' HILL (due to personal circumstances
)was repalced as signatory on the entire edition by General Van
General Van de Hey joined the service in November 1939 and was at Hickam
Field on the morning of December 7, 1941 when it came under two ferocious
attacks, starting at 07.55. In June 1942 he was flying P40s in the Marshall
and Gilbert Islands and was involved in the Battle of Midway. He later
saw action at Iwo Jima and took part in the first daylight long-range
mission to Tokyo. He flew P40s, P51s and P47s and after the war served
for two years in Vietnam. He had 4 victories to his credit.
Edition Size –
550 Signed and Numbered Print
25 Artist Proofs
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