Three editions, each autographed by 3 - 12 pilots (see below for details).

L/E, signed and numbered by the artist.

Size: 34 5/8" x 24"

Prices: $295.00 - $825.00 (see below)


The once feared Japanese base at Truk, major anchorage for the Japanese Combined Fleet, is being reduced to a statistic of war. In a ferocious two-day aerial assault on 16-17 February 1944, carrier-borne aircraft of Task Force 58 eliminate all effectiveness of the Japanese base. In the foreground the F6F-3 of Lt. Alex Vraciu, leads Hellcats of VF6 as they hurtle across the lagoon at masthead height with guns blazing, creating havoc as they tear into the enemy positions below.

The editions:

The Aces Edition

Comprising main print, signed by 3 US Navy Hellcat Aces:

      Commander Willis E. Hardy USN
      Commander Hamilton McWhorter USN
      Commander Alex Vraciu USN

450 signed and numbered with 3 signatures $295

The War In The Pacific Edition

Issued with a matching numbered pilot signed copy of Robert Taylorís "Pacific Pirate" companion print: and the main print signed by additional 6 Hellcat pilots, a total of 9 signatures:

      Commander John 'Ted' Crosby USN
      Colonel Archie G Donahue USMC
      Lt. Commander Fred 'Buck' Dungan USN
      Lt. Commander James E Duffy USN
      Captain John R Strane USN
      Commander Ed 'Wendy' Wendorf USN

300 signed and numbered prints with 9 signatures $375
25 Artist Proofs with 9 signatures $575
25 Remarques with 9 signatures $825

The Portfolio Publishers Proofs

With all the components of "War in the Pacific Edition", but the main print is also signed by Jim Swett MOH and Bruce Porter. This edition only is issued with the collector drawing "Dauntless Over The Yorktown" signed by a leading Dauntless pilot. A total of 12 signatures.

      Colonel Bruce Porter USMC
      Colonel James E. Swett USMC MOH
      Captain Stanley 'Swede' Vejtasa USN (Companion Print)

75 Proofs signed with 12 signatures $650