Gunfight Over Rabaul by Nicolas Trudgian features F4U Corsairs of VMF 214 in combat with Japanese Zeros.
Nicolas Trudgian's action packed painting shows an attack on Rabaul during the fall of 1943. B-24 Liberators of the Army Air Force pound the harbour and docks below whilst the Marine Corps pilots of VMF 214 - the famous Black Sheep Squadron - provide top cover in their F4U Corsairs. A fierce dog-fight has developed between the F4U pilots and Japanese Zeros. One Zero, already smoking, begins to roll out of control, while the two F4U pilots turn their attentions on to a second. Below further dog-fights are in progress, the air filled with aerial combat.
Each print in Nicolas Trudgian's Limited Edition, Gunfight Over Rabaul, is signed by the artist and four Marine Corps F4U Corsair pilots who flew in combat in the Pacific:
Lieutenant Colonel John R. Bolt
Lieutenant Colonel A. Roger Conant
Colonel Archie G. Donahue
Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth A. Walsh.
Published in 1996 this print sold out some time ago and is becoming increasingly difficult to find. This copy is in mint condition and comes with the original Certificate of Authenticity.
Note: the 'Nicolas Trudgian' logo on the bottom right of the image does not appear on the actual print itself.
33 x 24 inches overall including borders.
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