DESTINATION TOKYO - Original Oil on Canvas

by Anthony Saunders

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Original oil on canvas £14950.00
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The daylight raid on Tokyo, led by Lt Col James H. Doolittle on Sunday 18 April 1942, has rightfully entered the history books as one of the most daring and courageous operations of the Second World War. On that day, in mid ocean, Doolittle had launched his B-25 Mitchell bomber from the heaving, spray-soaked flight deck of an aircraft carrier, a deck too short to land on, and flown on to bomb Tokyo. He knew there would be no return to the USS Hornet, either for him or the 15 heavily-laden B-25s behind him, for this was a feat never before attempted, and for every crew member the mission was a one-way ticket. Yet, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, they all dared to survive.

Anthony's inspirational painting was specially commissioned in 2017 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the raid and until recently has proudly hung in a private collection.

We’re sure Anthony's piece won’t be around for long and with the canvas measuring an impressive 36" wide x 24" high it would make a perfect centrepiece to any collection!

Media:
Original Paintings
Size:
36 x 24 inches