Evasive Action Over Sagami Bay by William S. Phillips
Shortly after bombing the Tokyo Gas and Electric Company, Pilot Lt. Harold F. Watson banks the B-25 Whirling Dervish steeply to avoid a Japanese cruiser that lay directly on the aircraft’s escape route to China. It was the ninth of sixteen aircraft to leave the carrier USS "Hornet" on the audacious April 18, 1942 Doolittle Raid on Japan. That United States Army Air Forces bombers could launch from a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier was inconceivable at the time. President Roosevelt claimed the aircraft came from a secret airbase in the mythical Shangri-La. American bombers striking the Japanese homeland and passing within sight of Mount Fuji, the most sacred mountain in all Japan, delivered a succinct message to the warring Axis nation: America, the Sleeping Giant, had begun to stir.
Image size: 22" x 22"
Available in the following editions
Signed by five of the Doolittle Raiders.
The image at left shows the full print, with all participating crews detailed beneath the image.
Each print is personally signed by the following raiders.
Gen. David M. Jones
Col. William Bower
Col. Richard E. Cole
Maj. Thomas C. Griffin
MSgt. Edwin Horton
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