On February 15, 1944, a force of B-24s, B-25s and A-20s hammered the heavily defended Japanese base at Kavieng. Several aircraft, however, were forced to ditch; three downed B-25 crews from 345th Bomb Group floating helplessly in life-rafts within a thousand yards of the beach, and the Japanese troops were in no mood to take prisoners. Their only chance of survival was the air-sea rescue PBY Catalina.Nicolas Trudgians dramatic reconstruction depicts Lt. Cdr Nathan Gordons PBY Catalina making its final take-off, the intense enemy gunfire from the shore making his mission seemingly impossible. But the young pilot got all 25 men aboard safely home, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for what is considered one of the bravest actions of the war in the Pacific. Alongside artist Nicolas Trudgian, the print.
Is personally autographed by Medal of Honor recipient Nathan Gordon and three other aircrew who were involved in this historic mission. YOUR PIECE OF MIND: As a reputable company, if any issues do arise we don't expect our customers to deal with it.Please note: The signatures on our pieces are not reproductions; they are original autographs, hand-signed by the veterans involved. The item "Flight out of Hell by Nicolas Trudgian signed by Nathan Gordon Medal of Honor" is in sale since Monday, November 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "aceshighgallery" and is located in Ojai, California.
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