The painting depicts a B-29 with one engine out, as it touches down on the airstrip at Iwo Jima. At great cost, the island had been taken in order to provide an emergency landing strip for damaged B-29s returning from their long range missions to Japan.
Signed on the reverse by the following veterans of Iwo Jima;
Vern Brinzenhofe (4th Marine Div.) - Claire Chaffin (Corpsman USN) - Jack Colby (4th Marine Div.) - Roy Earle (Saipan, Tinian, Iwo)
Norm Hatch (USMC Oscar-winning combat cinematographer) - Harry Hink (USAAF B-29 pilot) - Herb Ing (4th Marine Div.)
Raymond Jacobs (1st Flag-raising on Iwo) - Henry Koellein (Flame-thrower operator) - Cy O'Brien (USMC Combat Photographer)
Grover Thompson (4thMarine Div) - GordonWard (5th Marine Div) - Robert Weiler - (USAAF B-29 gunner)
USMC Medal of Honor Recipient Jack Lucas - J. Cook (3rd Div.) - Monroe Ozment (5th Marine Div.)
Oil on canvas 20" x 37"
Signatures on the reverse of the canvas
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