One of the most original and visually memorable paintings depicting a scene from World War II, this powerful portrayal of two F4U Corsairs is simply the work of a genius as a gaggle of F4U Corsairs begin a low-level strafing run during the Allied landings in the Marshall Islands in 1944. Below an A6M Zero lies decaying on the beach, victim of an earlier aerial contest.
These important prints were signed by five equally important US Marine Corps F4U Aces. In fact, these top-scoring pilots were probably some of the most revered fighter pilots from any air corps or air force from any theater of World War II. They included two Medal of Honor recipients – Ken Walsh with 21 victories and James Swett with 15.5 victories – along with three other great exponents of the F4U – Harold Segal with 12 victories, Phil DeLong with 13 victories and Roger Hedrick with 12 victories. Wow! What an amazing collection of names, two MOH winners, 73.5 victories and one of the most iconic F4U paintings ever completed.
Every print individually numbered and signed by the artist and five legendary Corsair Aces :
Colonel PHILLIP O. DELONG
Major HAROLD E SEGAL
Colonel JIM SWETT Medal of Honor
Lieutenant KENNETH A. WALSH Medal of Honor
Rear Admiral ROGER HEDRICK
This long sold out secondary market piece is rarely available these days and the perfect collector’s piece for WWII enthusiasts and autograph hunters.