A loose formation of Marine Corsairs is headed home to their island airbase after a fighter sweep in Japanese held territory. Greatly outnumbered by Japanese fighters, the Marines bested the enemy in a short and furious dogfight, losing two Corsairs and pilots in the melee. The Corsair in the foreground has incurred some damage, but it’s robust construction will ensure that its pilot will make it back.
On the flight home, radios are silent and the drone of their engines is the pilots sole companion as each reflects on the events of the mission. An occasional glance at the rest of the formation is a painful reminder that two of the original eight Corsairs are missing –
two friends they will never see again.
THE CANVAS GICLÉE EDITION
This canvas edition measures 28 x 16 inches (with two inches of white surrounding the image) and has been signed by the artist.