"AVENGERS OF THE PHILIPPINES"

BY JOHN SHAW

Autographed by 3 - 9 veterans.

L/E of 950. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Size: 37" x 24"

Price: $125 - $995


A salute to the pilots of Air Group 51 who helped liberate the Philippines and to the Americans who defended the Philippines before their capture by the Japanese.

November 14, 1944....As smoldering enemy ships mark a trail to Manila Bay, Avengers and Hellcats of Air Group 51 overfly the isle of Corregidor on their return to the carrier U.S.S. San Jacinto. With the misty mountains of Bataan standing as a silent sentinel, Naval LT (JG) George H.W. Bush pilots his TBM in one of his last combat missions of WWII. The valor of Bush’s group in the Battle of Leyte Gulf and in the strikes on Manila Bay helped pave the way for MacArthur’s campaign to liberate the Philippines.


Main Edition I

Signed by the artist plus:

      Jack Guy (VT-51 Avenger pilot)
      Bob Maxwell (VT-51 Hellcat Ace)
      John Raquepau (VT-51 Avenger pilot)

And four of the veterans below who fought on Bataan or Corregidor during the early days of WWII (signers are randomly distributed):

      Robert Brown - Army Air Corps (Youngest survivor of the Bataan Death March)
      Martin Christie - 4th Marines (Helped repulse Japanese landings, Corregidor)
      Ray Harper - US Navy (In shore patrol, Corregidor)
      Nick Hionedes - Army Air Corps (Aircraft Warning Unit, Corregidor)
      David Johnson - 4th Marines (Helped repulse Japanese landings, Corregidor)
      Frank Maselskis - 4th Marines (Helped repulse Japanese landings, Corregidor)
      Wayne Miller - Army Air Corps (Aircraft Warning Unit, Corregidor)
      John Perkowski - 59th Coast Artillery (Ft. Frank, Carabao Island)
      Houston Turner - 31st Infantry (Attached to the Filipino Scouts, Bataan Death March survivor)
      Jack Warner - 4th Marines (Helped repulse Japanese landings, Corregidor)

300 signed and numbered prints $225

BONUS:  This edition comes with an 8x10 photograph of George H.W. Bush with "Avengers of the Philippines"!


Main Edition II

Signed by the artist plus:

      Jack Guy (VT-51 Avenger pilot)
      Bob Maxwell (VT-51 Hellcat Ace)
      John Raquepau (VT-51 Avenger pilot)

150 signed and numbered prints $175

BONUS:  This edition comes with an 8x10 photograph of George H.W. Bush with "Avengers of the Philippines"!


Gallery Edition

Signed by the artist only

150 signed and numbered prints $125


Artist Proof

Signed by the artist plus:

      George H.W. Bush (VT-51 Avenger pilot, former President of the United States)
      Stan Butchart (VT-51 Avenger pilot)
      Lou Grab (VT-51 Avenger pilot)
      Bill Joyce (VT-51 Avenger gunner)
      Nat Adams (VT-51 Hellcat pilot)
      Bill Hartung (VT-51 Hellcat pilot)

150 signed and numbered prints $995  (LOW INVENTORY)

BONUS:  This edition comes with an 8x10 photograph of George H.W. Bush autographing "Avengers of the Philippines"!


Publisher Proof

Signed by the artist plus:

      George H.W. Bush (VT-51 Avenger pilot, former President of the United States)
      Stan Butchart (VT-51 Avenger pilot)
      Lou Grab (VT-51 Avenger pilot)
      Bill Joyce (VT-51 Avenger gunner)
      Nat Adams (VT-51 Hellcat pilot)
      Bob Maxwell (VT-51 Hellcat Ace)
      Abie Abraham (31st Infantry, Bataan death march survivor, Cabanatuan POW, rescued during the Great Raid)
      Harold Amos (31st Infantry, Bataan death march survivor, Cabanatuan POW, rescued during the Great Raid)
      Dale Menger (Costal Artillery, POW at Cabanatuan and Palawan, later sent to Japan for slave labor)

100 signed and numbered prints SOLD OUT
(Contact us for secondary market availability)

BONUS:  This edition comes with an 8x10 photograph of George H.W. Bush autographing "Avengers of the Philippines"!