Bound for Tokyo, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle launches his B-25 Mitchell from the heaving deck of the carrier USS Hornet on the morning of 18 April, 1942. Leading a sixteen-bomber force on their long distance one - way mission, the Doolittle Raiders completed the first strike at the heart of Imperial Japan since the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor four months earlier. Together, they completed one of the most audacious air raids in aviation history.
Signed & Numbered and Artist's Proofs - Joining artist Robert Taylor, each print has been personally signed by FIVE Doolittle Raiders:
Major General DAVID M. JONES
Staff Sergeant DAVID J. THATCHER
Lieutenant Colonel RICHARD E. COLE
Staff Sergeant EDWIN W. HORTON
Major THOMAS C. GRIFFIN
The Commemorative Proofs - Each print in this edition is accompanied by an exclusive pencil companion print the two are signed by a total of THIRTEEN Doolittle Raiders:
Lieutenant Colonel FRANK A. KAPPELAR
Lieutenant Colonel CHASE J. NIELSON
Colonel WILLIAM M. BOWER
Lieutenant Colonel EDWARD J. SAYLOR
Second Lieutenant CHARLES J. OZUK
Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT L. HITE
Second Lieutenant WILLIAM L. BIRCH
Mr TUNG - SHENG LIU (A dubbed "Honorary Raider" who assisted the Raiders upon their landing in China.)
The Giclee Canvas Edition: - These superb reproductions on canvas will be accompanied by an exclusive certificate personally signed by all thirteen Doolittle Raiders.
The Doolittle Tribute Proofs: (subject to availability) - Each special set includes both Commemorative edition prints accompanied by an ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Robert Taylor. Each drawing is conservation matted to include the original signatures of FOUR further Doolittle Raiders and GENERAL JIMMY DOOLITTLE making a total of EIGHTEEN signatures.