The Joker

$200.00

The Joker

Limited Edition of 199 Giclee prints

Signed and numbered by the artist

Image Size: 24″ x 18″

Paper Size: 28.5″ x 24″

On the Philippine island of Luzon, elements of the 312th Bombardment Group, nicknamed the Roarin' 20's, sweep across Japanese-occupied Clark Field near Manila on January 14, 1945. The attack was executed in a line abreast formation at 100 feet or less above the airfield complex. First lieutenant Wilbur L. Cleveland of the 387th Bomb Squadron, flying an A-20G sporting a winning poker hand with the face of Batman's nemesis, “the Joker,” narrowly avoids colliding with the squadron commanding officer, Capt. John C. Alsup, in his fatally damaged A-20. A burst of flak had just exploded in the bomb bay of Alsup's A-20, causing it to nose up and burst into flames. It then crashed into the target, killing him and his gunner, Cpl. Oscar C. Rush. The third plane was flown by 1/Lt. Ormonde J. Frison of the 386th Squadron. Clark Field was the most important and heavily defended Japanese airfield on Luzon, and the low-level attacks were key to neutralizing Japanese airpower on the island during the critical week of the American amphibious landing at nearby Lingayen Gulf. This artwork is published in our book Rampage of the Roarin' 20's.

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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 IHRA.

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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