"THE PROFESSIONALS"

BY JAMES DIETZ


L/E of 650. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Size: 35" x 18 5/8"

Price: $125


A summer day off the coast of California and the flight deck of the U.S.S. Lexington swarms with activity. Flying the premiere Navy fighter, the stubby Boeing F4B-4, pilots of Fighting Two ready for take-off. Certainly all Naval Aviators are considered professionals but these men were unique; they were a small group of hand-picked enlisted pilots. The flying Chiefs of VF-2 were selected from all rated enlisted pilots; it was both an honor and a challenge to fly with Fighting Two.