YANKEE DOODLE GOES TO TOWN - Original Pencil Drawing
Carrying General Ira C. Eaker, Commanding Officer of VIII Bomber Command, B-17E ‘Yankee Doodle’ runs up her engines prior to the ‘Mighty Eighth’s’ first official mission of the war, 17 August 1942.
On the afternoon of Tuesday 17 August 1942, after weeks of intensive training and setbacks caused by the vagaries of the English weather, the U.S. Eighth Air Force set out on their first ‘official’ mission of the war.
Amongst the B-17 Fortresses was ‘Yankee Doodle’ carrying the Commanding Officer of VIII Bomber Command, Brigadier General Ira Eaker who had chosen to take part personally in the mission. Despite some minor flak damage to a couple of machines, all aircraft returned safely and the date will forever mark the first raid by the ‘Mighty Eighth’.
Framed to full conservation standards, we’re sure this commemorative piece won’t be around for long.
- Original Pencil
- 19.5 x 11.75 inches
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