'DOOLITTLE RAIDER' - by Nicolas Trudgian
ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING.
The legendary 'Doolittle Raid' of 1942 was a daring reposte to Japan after the ignomy of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese had everywhere met with success and only a bold move would check their ambition.
James 'Jimmy' Doolittle advocated a daring strike on Japan itself by proposing to fly B-25 Mitchell bombers off an aircraft carrier, as the US did not have any aircraft at that time with the range to reach Japan on their own. On the 18th April 1942, 16 B-25 Bombers were running up their engines on board the carrier USS Hornet and 'Jimmy' Doolittle was the first to go - his B-25 on full power cleared the end of the carrier and rose into the sky - the other 15 also successfully got airborne. The Bombers headed for the Japanese capitol and successfully delivered their bombs - shaking the Japanese High-Command and the Japanese people by demonstrating that they were not invulnerable to attack. The entire raid was a huge tonic to the American people at a time when it was most needed. Doolittle was awarded the 'Medal of Honor'.
Nicolas Trudgian's pencil drawing shows a B-25B 'Doolittle Raider' passing the USS Hornet.
The Drawing measures 9.5 x 7.5 Inches and has been mounted and Framed with the ORIGINAL Pencil Signature of:-
GENERAL JAMES 'JIMMY' DOOLITTLE - MOH
The Entire Framed piece measures 19 x 18.5 Inches
A very nice original piece commemorating one of the most famous raids of all time!
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