Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own commemorative artwork signed by a World War II aviator!
Stan Stokes. On October 23, 1942, the crew of a B-17C flying out of Espirito Santo encountered a Japanese "Mavis" flying boat. During the ensuing, frantic, 45-minute dogfight, the B-17 — piloted by Lt. Ed Loberg — maneuvered in and out of squall lines and bright sunshine, ultimately downing the enemy Mavis. A war correspondent onboard during the incredible battle wrote, "During the duel, the Fort that I was on, with a bullet in one of its motors, and two holes as big as Derby hats in its wings, made tight turns with half-rolls and banks past vertical… The plane, one of the oldest being used in the war, ran at top speed, shaking and rippling all over like a skirt in a gale." This limited edition print, celebrating the legendary fight, comes signed by the artist and by that day's hero: Lt. Loberg! 16"x 11½".