A Pair of Aces (Signature Edition) - Stan Stokes Art Print

Stan Stokes

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Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own artwork signed by the widow of America's top-scoring World War II ace!

Stan Stokes. One of the most successful fighters of the Second World War, the P-38 Lightning was a uniquely designed aircraft — featuring twin booms and a central nacelle housing the cockpit and armament — designed by Lockheed in 1936. It was officially introduced in July of 1941 and, though it saw duty in Europe, it achieved notoriety for its Pacific Theater service. America's top two aces of World War II operated the "Two Planes, One Pilot" — as the P-38 was called by the Japanese — for the Fifth Air Force stationed in the Southwest Pacific: Major Richard Bong (40 victories) and Major Thomas McGuire (38 victories). Unfortunately, both men would die before the end of World War II. This limited edition print shows the two famous aviators flying side by side, as they often did, in their "Marge" and "Pudgy" P-38 Lightnings. Signed by the artist and by Major Bong's wife, for whom his warbird was named: Marge Bong Drucker. 16"x 11½".