By mid-May of 1942, the forces of Imperial Japan had completed a string of cruel conquests and began a large armored advance along the Burma Road toward Kunming, China. In an effort to confound the enemy, the fleeing Chinese blew up the bridge at the bottom of the tortuous Salween River Gorge. Nothing but a handful of daring pilots of the American Volunteer Group stood in the way of China’s probable demise. After dive-bombing the winding road above, “Tex” Hill, an ace of the famed Flying Tigers, is shown here leading an attack to cut short the enemy’s attempt to construct a makeshift bridge across the river. As a result of the AVG’s valiant effort, the enemy was forced to retreat, and Kunming would not fall.
Available in the following editions
Signed by the artist - paper litho - Image size: 18" x 32" (includes photo shown below)
Giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - Image size: 23" x 40"
The giclees, the closest thing to owning an original oil painting! These beautiful canvas giclee reproductions feature a depth of color not available in any other printed form. Each is one-of-a-kind, hand-accented in oil by the artist, signed, numbered and revarnished. All canvases are shipped ready for stretching.
Please note that due to the custom nature of these products, delivery time is usually 2 to 4 weeks from when your order is placed.
Included with each copy of the Gallery edition is this photograph of Tex Hill’s 2nd AVG “Panda Bears” squadron. Overall size: 8½" x 11"