Six remaining signatures including Chennault and the artist
Signed by the artist and numbered.
Pristine print from a sold out 1992 publication.
Includes the rare and valuable signature of Anna Chennault, wife of General Claire Chennault!
Includes a 1995 hand-drawn Remarque of the Ki-45
Overall size: 32" x 24"
During a low level sweep in the early morning hours of June 12, 1942, 1st Squadron American Volunteer Group pilot Joe Rosbert saw what he thought were several Japanese light bombers. What he and the other Flying Tigers pilots did not realize at the time was that these planes were the new Kawasaki Ki-45 tin-engine fighters the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force had just put into combat service. Known as the Toryu, the Ki-45's armament consisted of one 20mm cannon and two 12.7mm machine guns in its nose. Not knowing what they were up against, Flight Leader Rosbert and the other skillful American pilots pressed home their attacks, and shot down three of these powerful fighters. After this encounter, the Japanese did not bother the Americans based at Kweilin again.