Late November, 1941, Clark Field, Philippine Islands…The U.S. Army Air Corps prepares for the days of infamy ahead. As P-40 aircraft take to the skies, the crews of new B-17 Fortresses of the 19th Bomb Group prepare for the day’s practice missions. Mere days after this scene, Clark Field and other nearby U.S. bases would be savaged by enemy surprise attacks. Many would be taken prisoner, and some of those shown here, such as Colin Kelly and Harl Pease, would gain tragic fame. Among this gallant group were some of the first to inspire America at war, doing so much with so little, fighting with what they had.
Overall size: 21¾" x 37½"
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Signed by three aircrew who flew in the Philippines during WWII.