"THIS IS NO DRILL"
BY CRAIG KODERA
Autographed by Brig. Gen. Kenneth M. Taylor "Ret" and Lt. Commanger Zenji Abe.
L/E of 1000. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Full length video included.
Size: 24 3/4" x 18 3/4"
ON PEARL HARBOR'S 50th ANNIVERSARY
More than a thrilling image of a lone P-40B and Japanese Val, this special limited edition fine art print is countersigned by Brigadier General USAF (Ret.) Kenneth Taylor, the pilot pictured, and Zenji Abe, a Lieutenant Commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, who took part in the raid.
To make the limited edition even more historic, each print is accompanied by an exciting video in The Greenwich Workshop Living Canvas TM series, capturing the pilots at the signing ceremony, and other fascinating events during the Admiral Nimitz Foundation symposium commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The result is a work of art of historic importance and artistic value.
After the war he commanded the 4925th Special Test Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, before becoming Chief of the USAF Plans Branch at the Pentagon. Eventually he moved on to the Alaskan Air Command, becoming a Brigadier General before retiring from service in 1967.
Lieutenant Commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Zenji Abe, had been the Chief of the Second Carrier Bomber Division, First Air Squadron, First Air Fleet, on the aircraft carrier Akagi on December 7,1941. The only citation he ever received for his part in the attack was a letter of appreciation from Yamamoto Isoroku, Commander of the Combined Fleet. The granting of awards to the living was suspended December 8,1941, Japanese Standard Time.
Kenneth M. Taylor, Craig Kodera, and Zenji Abe meet to sign the Limited Edition Fine Art Print This Is No Drill.