Tigers in the Gorge by John Shaw

AVIATION ART HANGAR - Tigers in the Gorge by John Shaw (P-40)
AVIATION ART HANGAR - Tigers in the Gorge by John Shaw (P-40)
AVIATION ART HANGAR - Tigers in the Gorge by John Shaw (P-40)
AVIATION ART HANGAR - Tigers in the Gorge by John Shaw (P-40)
AVIATION ART HANGAR - Tigers in the Gorge by John Shaw (P-40)
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Situation: May, 1942 . . . Thousands of refugees flee down the tortuous Burma Road toward Kunming, China to escape the advancing armored forces of Imperial Japan. With the armies of China devastated,...  >Read More
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Hand signed and numbered by John Shaw

Own this sold out Artist's Proof Edition which is co-signed by TWENTY-EIGHT (28) members of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Pursuit Squadrons as well as the Group Headquarters Section.
  • Pristine!
  • Print Size: 37" x 24.25"
  • Rare 28-signature Artist's Proof edition
  • Co-signed by TWENTY EIGHT (28) members
    of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Pursuit Squadrons
    as well as the Group Headquarters Section



    Situation: May, 1942 . . . Thousands of refugees flee down the tortuous Burma Road toward Kunming, China to escape the advancing armored forces of Imperial Japan. With the armies of China devastated, it was evident that nothing but the winding Salween River at the bottom of the treacherous gorge could slow the enemy�s surge toward the capitol city. After destroying the bridge behind them, those fleeing watched helplessly as the Japanese hastily started to construct a makeshift pontoon bridge. It appeared that China would face certain surrender if the enemy made it across. Hopes of an easy victory quickly began to fade though, when suddenly through the gorge range the echoes of snarling Allison engines, powering shark-mouthed P-40s of the legendary American Volunteer Group, better known as the Flying Tigers. With �Tex� Hill leading the charge, and with only a handful of men and planes, the AVG stopped the Japanese cold in the Salween River Gorge, and China would not fall.

    Signatures:
  • Frank A. ANDERSON, Crew Chief, 1st Squadron
  • George R. BAILEY, Crew Chief, 2nd Squadron
  • Charles N. BAISDEN, Armorer, 3rd Squadron
  • Charles R. BOND, Vice Squadron Leader, 1st Squadron
  • Keith CHRISTENSEN, Armomer, 3rd Squadron
  • L. Paul CLOUTHIER, Operations Clerk, 3rd Squadron
  • Edwin L. FOBES, Admin Clerk, HQ Squadron
  • Paul J. GREENE, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
  • 'Red' Petach HANKS, AVG Nurse
  • David L. 'Tex' HILL, Squadron Leader, 2nd Squadron
  • Ed JANSKI, Propeller Specialist
  • Kenneth A. JERNSTEDT, Flight Leader, 3rd Squadron
  • Albert V. KAELIN, Flight Ops Clerk, HQ Squadron
  • Robert 'Buster' KEETON, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
  • Robert F. LAYHER, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
  • Frank S. LOSONSKY, Crew Chief, 3rd Squadron
  • Charles D. MOTT, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
  • Joseph A. POSHEFKO, Chief Armorer, 3rd Squadron
  • Robert 'Catfish' RAINE, Flight Leader, 3rd Squadron
  • Roland L. RICHARDSON, Communications, HQ, 3rd Squadron
  • C. Joseph ROSBERT, Flight Leader, 1st Squadron
  • John R. ROSSI, Flight Leader, 1st Squadron
  • John RUMEN, Armorer, 2nd Squadron
  • Leo SCHRAMM, Crew Chief, 3rd Squadron
  • Edward L. STILES, Crew Chief, 3rd Squadron
  • George TYRELL, Crew Chief, 2nd Squadron
  • Morgan VAUX, Communications, HQ Squadron
  • Peter WRIGHT, Flight Leader, 2nd Squadron
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