Milk Run to Kyushu

  • Select portion of painting of the 43rd Bomb Group B-24 The Dragon and His Tail
  • Milk Run to Kyushu--Full print

$200.00

Milk Run to Kyushu

Limited Edition of 199 Giclee prints

Signed and numbered by the artist

Image Size: 32″ x 19″

Paper Size: 36″ x 23.5″

The B-24s in the painting were part of one of the Far East Air Force's last bombing missions against the Empire of Japan. Seen here leaving the target, the city of Oita on the Japanese home island of Kyushu, elements of the 64th Bomb Squadron, 43 Bomb Group, were part of a 20+ B-24 raid by the 43rd Bomb Group on a mission dubbed a “milk run” due to the light-to-nil defensive opposition generated by the Japanese. In the foreground, #973 bears the flamboyant artwork covering the complete port side of the aircraft which would immortalize it and its creator S/Sgt. Sarkis E. Bartigian, who was assigned to the Squadron's ground echelon. Bartigian's exuberant creations decorated the sides of a number of 43rd Bomb Group B-24s late in the war, but this one, THE DRAGON AND HIS TAIL was the most well-known and photographed. After meeting an ignominious end in the smelters at Kingman, Arizona following the war's end, #973 was recently reincarnated in all its glory on the port side of the Collings Foundation's B-24, flaunted Sgt. Bartigian's provocative artwork at air shows around the U.S. This artwork is published on the cover of our book Ken's Men Against the Empire Volume II.

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Support: Epson Enhanced Matte.

Color printing: Giclee with Epson K-3 lightfast 100% pigment-based inks.

Signed, numbered, annotated, color-profiled, and printed individually by the artist, copyright Jack Fellows, ASAA.

All Limited Edition Prints come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

All giclee prints are mailed in double walled mailing tubes and are sent via USPS Priority Mail.

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