9th. February 1945. As dawn breaks over the Pacific, a determined force of Japanese Ki-44's launch a surprise attack on a large formation of USAAF B-29 Superfortresses as they approach the Japanese mainland. B-29 gunners let rip as one fighter flashes past, with a second fighter closing at high speed. Chunks of the B-29's port wing and aileron have been taken out in the initial attack, and with another Japanese fighter fast on its tail, the outcome of this particular encounter hangs in the balance.
Overall size: 23½" x 30½"
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Signed by B-29 pilots Lt. Col. Ralph Nutter - Col. James Pattillo - Capt. Ben Robertson.
Into the Sun
With the onset of dawn, Capt. Yoshio Yoshida, an Ace with 6 victories over B29s to his credit,
together with other pilots of the 3rd Chutai, 70th Sentai, power their Nagajima Ki44s into an
attacking position ready to strike the strong incoming force of B29 Superfortresses in the distance beyond. Within a few minutes another titanic clash will erupt
in the skies over Japan as the B29 crews fight their way through to the target.