However, after being discovered, the aircraft were forced to launch earlier than planned, meaning they would not have enough fuel to complete the return journey. Most crews bailed out, a few made water landings, and one crew diverted to land in Vladivostok, Russia, where they were interned by their Soviet allies.
Eight men were captured and tortured by the Japanese, who executed three following a mock trial; Four of the POWs survived to return home. The thrilling story of Doolittles Tokyo Raiders is one most legendary and courageous missions of World War II.The print has been individually numbered and personally signed by the artist along with five veterans who flew on this iconic mission. Jimmy Doolittles Co-Pilot, Crew #1 - Target Tokyo.
Pilot, Crew #5 - Target Tokyo. Flight Engineer/Gunner, Crew #7 - Target Tokyo. Flight Engineer/Gunner, Crew #10 - Target Tokyo.
Navigator / Bombardier, Crew #9 -Target Tokyo. John Shaws work is among the most collectible in the field of aviation art and this stunning print has now become very sought after. As all of the legendary Doolittle Raiders have now passed into history it is a great acquisition for aviation art collectors and autograph hunters alike.
Matted & framed pieces are packed in our custom made boxes. YOUR PIECE OF MIND: As a reputable company, if any issues do arise we don't expect our customers to deal with it.
Please note: The signatures on our pieces are not reproductions; they are original autographs, hand-signed by the veterans involved. The item "John Shaw The Hornet's Nest Jimmy Doolittle signed by 5 Doolittle Raiders" is in sale since Monday, May 13, 2019.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "aceshighgallery" and is located in Ojai, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.