Hand signed and numbered by William S. Phillips|
From a sold out 1983 publication
Overall size: 27.5" x 22.5"
Image size: 24.5" x 18.5"
Action over Rabaul, December 1943: Major Marion E. Carl, commander of Marine Fighter Squadron VMF-223, flying escort for Marine B-25 bombers. A Japanese "Tony" jumps the bombers, and Carl closes in. The Japanese plane is hit on Carl's first pass, hence the name of the painting: "Those Clouds Won't Help You Now." For Major Carl, later General Carl, it was his seventeenth victory.Signatures:Marion E. Carl, Marine Ace