The Old Man’s Ordeal

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The Old Man’s Ordeal

Limited Edition of 200 Giclee prints

Signed and numbered by the artist

Image Size: 25″ x 19.5″

Paper Size: 30″ x 24″

On March 8, 1943, a 65th Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group B-17 named THE OLD MAN was on a long-range photo-recco mission over Gasmata airstrip on New Britain when it was jumped by 13 Zeros. The battle was on. One Zero pilot shot several bursts into the nose of the aircraft, wounding pilot Melville “Dutch” Ehlers. Bombardier Thomas Lloyd “Breezy” Boren released four 500-pound bombs and the long-range bomb bay auxiliary fuel tank to lighten the craft as they frantically clawed to gain airspeed. They limped back to the Dobudura airfield complex, on the north side of Papua New Guinea, and the crew (also including co-pilot Joseph “Indian” Cochran, navigator Warren “Doc” Bryant, engineer Willard R. Madison, gunner David J. Eckholt, radioman William A. Boly, ball gunner Michael R. Andrade, tail gunner Joseph Ferriola, and photographer Leonard Williams) was credited with five aircraft destroyed. This artwork will be published in our book Ken’s Men Against the Empire Volume I.

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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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