Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own commemorative artwork signed by six World War II "Flying Tiger" aviators!
Stan Stokes. Flying in the Chinese Air Force from December of 1941 through mid-1942, the 1st American Volunteer Group "Flying Tigers" — whose aircraft sported the signature Shark Mouth artwork — continue to capture the imagination of aviation enthusiasts more than 70 years after their service. They were responsible for destroying nearly 300 airborne enemy fighters and another 240 on the ground, forcing the Japanese to commit more resources to China than they had planned. This limited edition print depicts a Flying Tigers mission on January 3, 1942, in which Colonel Tex Hill and two Squadron mates attack a Japanese airstrip near Tak, Thailand, as the pilots and their grounded warbirds are caught completely off guard in the middle of a public-attended ceremony.
This colorful artwork comes signed by the artist and six former Flying Tiger aviators including: Col. Tex Hill, Col. Ed Rector, Flight Leader Robert B. Keeton, Flight Leader Peter Wright, Flight Leader Robert F. Layher, and Flight Leader Charles D. Mott. 22"x 18".