This beautiful image is from an oil painting which has been digitized, printed onto a special emulsion and then fused onto the surface of a .045" thick sheet of polished aluminum using heat and pressure. The result is a metal print with a rich dazzling sheen, vibrant vivid colors, and life-like high definition detail that you canít get from any other print. This metal print includes a bonded-on wood stand-off frame which saves you money too since it doesn't require an expensive frame!About the print:
Captain J.T. Robbins battles the Japanese Air Army Force over Hollandia, New Guinea during the early months of 1944. He rolls his P-38, "Jandina" behind a Ki-43 "Oscar" while firing his 20mm cannon at the fleeing enemy. A Ki-61 "Tony" dives flaming in a death plunge as Robbins passes over its burning hulk.
The name "Jandina" is a combination of Jay's first initial and his Australian wife's name, "Ina". The plane is the third of a series of Lightnings that has carried this title throughout the Fifth Air Command's deployment to the Southwest Pacific Theatre of operations.
During this period the Eighth Fighter Group's 80th Fighter Squadron, the "Head Hunters", has been based at Nadzab, New Guinea and is participating in the final destruction of the Japanese Army Air Force in that region. Robbins will eventually fly 607 hours on 181 combat missions in P-39 and P-38 aircraft and score 22 aerial victories, all of which against Japanese fighters. By November, 1944, he will become the second-highest scoring fighter ace still on active duty in the Pacific. Then he will be sent back to the States after being in action continuously for twenty-nine months.