ATTACK ON THE HIEI - Framed Collectors Piece
by Robert Taylor
Marine Ace Captain Joe Foss leads a flight of eight F4F Wildcats of VMF-121, based at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, in a diversionary attack on the Imperial Japanese battlecruiser Hiei north of Savo Island, Friday November 13, 1942. In the distance TBF Avenger torpedo bombers of VMSB-131, having already attacked from the starboard side, head for base. That evening, after the relentless air attacks, the Hiei, disappeared beneath the sea – becoming the first Japanese battleship sunk by American Forces in WWII.
This sought after piece was originally released in 2000 and sold out soon after its release. It has been personally signed by Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss along with three pilots who flew with him in the Pacific.
As a tribute to those who fought in the Pacific, our expert framing team have included the original pencil autographs of a further four Wildcat Aces who flew with distinction in the Pacific Theatre, creating an amazing EIGHT SIGNATURE collector's piece:
- Brigadier General Joseph J. Foss USMC Medal of Honor
- Lieutenant Colonel WIlliam B Freeman
- Colonel T W 'Boot' Furlow
- Lieutenant Colonel Roger Haberman
- Captain RICHARD 'ZEKE' CORMIER
- Major General Marion Carl
- Captain Scott McCuskey
- Colonel Jim Swett Medal of Honor
- Framed Prints
- 37.75 x 28.5 inches
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