On December 26, 1942, while flying over Yunnan-Yi, China, Colonel Scott (in a single pass) shot down 2 Japanese Kawasaki Ki-48s. Scott's Curtiss P-40K Warhawk, "Old Exterminator", returned from that mission without a scratch. General Scott spoke of that mission as "the day I owned the sky".
Scott commanded the 23rd Fighter Group, 14th Air Force (the Flying Tigers). He finished the war with 22 confirmed victories.
General Scott is the author of the famous book "God Is My Co-Pilot", and the book sharing the same name as this print, "The Day I Owned The Sky".