AVENGERS OF THE PHILIPINES
by John Shaw
Print Sizes: 37" x 24"
Edition Size: 100
A salute to the pilots of Air Group 51 who helped liberate the Philippines and to the Americans who defended the Philippines before their capture by the Japanese. Personally signed by GEORGE H. W. BUSH, former President of the United States.
November 14, 1944 . . .
As smoldering enemy ships mark a trail to Manila Bay, Avengers and Hellcats of Air Group 51 overfly the isle of Corregidor on their return to the carrier U.S.S. San Jacinto. With the misty mountains of Bataan standing as a silent sentinel, Naval LT (JG) George H.W. Bush pilots his TBM in one of his last combat missions of WWII. The valor of Bush's group in the Battle of Leyte Gulf and in the strikes on Manila Bay helped pave the way for MacArthur's campaign to liberate the Philippines.
Close-up of Lt. George H.W. Bush at the controls of his TBM Avenger in the Philippines.
In addition to the artist this print is individually signed in pencil by SIX VT-51 veterans:
- George H.W. BUSH, former President of the United States - VT-51 pilot
- Stan BUTCHART - VT-51 pilot
- Lou GRAB - VT-51 pilot
- Bill JOYCE - VT-51 Gunner
- Nat ADAMS - VF-51 pilot
- Robert MAXWELL - VF-51 pilot and ace
And THREE Philippines defenders & Cabanatuan POW camp survivors (site of the Great Raid) :
- Abie ABRAHAMGER
- Harold AMOS
- Dale MENGER
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity above.
This Publisher Proof Edition print comes with TWO 8 x 10 photographs of George H.W. Bush with "Avengers of the Philippines" that you can frame and display alongside your print!