On the morning of Sunday 7 December 1941 the Japanese launched their infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprise was complete; within a few terrifying minutes, bombs and torpedoes had damaged or destroyed much of the US Pacific Fleet peacefully at anchor, and almost all of the fighters on the ground. But as Aichi D-3A dive bombers target the Fleet’s flagship, the battleship California, a lone P-40 has managed to get airborne in the chaos to engage the enemy.
Over seventy years ago the world stood open-mouthed in shock as it learnt of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. This dramatic edition is released in tribute to all those that took part in the actions on December 7, 1941.
Of the many thousand US soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen that witnessed the dreadful spectacle on December 7, just a handful remain with us today. Two of these veterans, both of whom were in action on Battleship Row that fateful morning aboard the USS Tennessee, sister ship of the California, have personally signed each print in all of the editions, endorsing this dramatic edition. Every print has also been signed by the artist and hand numbered:
Chief Petty Officer CLARENCE E. LUX
Chief Boatsman EDWARD WISE