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Summer of '42 by John Shaw

Summer of '42 by John Shaw (Secondary)
Print is signed by the artist

  • AVG Edition with 17 signatures!

  • Overall size: 39" x 21"
  • Image size: 34" x 15"

  • Curtiss Tomahawk and P-40E Kittyhawk fighters of the legendary American Volunteer Group return from a patrol near their base at Kweilin, China, during mid-1942.

    Under the brilliant leadership of Claire Chennault, the AVG achieved a remarkable combat record since its debut in late 1941. It was disbanded in July, 1942 and suceeded by the 23rd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Corps, which served with distinction to the end of the war.

    Individually signed by 15 or more of the following American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers!


    1st Pursuit Squadron:
  • Charlie BOND, Vice Squadron Leader (Ace)
  • Joe ROSBERT, Flight Leader (Ace)
  • Dick ROSSI, Flight Leader (Ace)
  • Morgan VAUX, Communications

    2nd Pursuit Squadron:
  • David "Tex" HILL, Squadron Leader (Ace)
  • Robert "Bus" KEETON, Flight Leader
  • Bob LEYHER, Flight Leader
  • Charlie MOTT, Flight Leader
  • Peter WRIGHT, Flight Leader

    3rd Pursuit Squadron:
  • Frank A. ANDERSEN, Crew Chief
  • Charles BAISDEN, Armorer
  • Keith CHRISTENSEN, Armorer
  • Paul CLOUTHIER, Operations
  • Paul "P.J." GREEN, Flight Leader
  • Ken JERNSTEDT, Flight Leader (Ace)
  • Frank LOSONSKI, Crew Chief
  • Joe POSHEFKO, Armorer
  • Leo SCHRAM, Crew Chief
  • Ed STILES, Crew Chief

    Group Headquarters Section:
  • Ed JANSKI, Propeller Specialist
  • "Red" Foster PETACH, Nurse
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