During their tenure in China, the American Volunteer Group (A.V.G.), or “The Flying Tigers”, as they were called, operated from various airfields in southern China. One of these air bases was in Wujiaba, China, where they were stationed from early 1942 to July, 1942.
This image depicts two well-known Third Squadron “Hell’s Angels” pilots, Robert. “R.T.” Smith and Charles “Chuck” Older taking off from Wujiaba in the early morning for a raid on a Japanese airfield in June 1942. It is warm and humid as morning fog and mist lift to create a hazy view of the mountains in the distance.
THE CANVAS GICLÉE EDITION
This canvas edition measures 30 x 14 inches (with two inches of white surrounding the image) and has been signed by the artist.