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Dragon On The Deck Print

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$49.99

As the official artist and honoree of the American Fighter Aces Association, Roy completed 51 original paintings for the AFAA, accurately portraying the aerial combat of aces from WW1, WW2, Vietnam and the Korean War.

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As the official artist and honoree of the American Fighter Aces Association, Roy completed 51 original paintings for the AFAA, accurately portraying the aerial combat of aces from WW1, WW2, Vietnam and the Korean War. These paintings are based on the oral history of the aces involved, and are as close as they can be to what really occurred, as if someone was taking a photograph of the action. Roy was the proud recipient of the R. G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art in 1999 at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.  Roy's original paintings are displayed in many museums throughout the United States. Prints feature Roy’s signature printed on the border and measure about 19”w x 13”h.

Story Behind the Art
On January 22, 1945 at 1430 hours while attacking the Heito Air Strip on the Island of Formosa, The Dragon and His Tail, a B-24J of the 5th AF, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bomb Squadron destroyed 32 enemy aircraft overcoming the obstacle of 9,000 foot mountains, and transiting the South China Sea, they made it back to safety to the Tacloban Air Base on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Pilot and crew were quoted as saying that this was “just a typical day in the life of the 43rd BG’s “The Dragon and his Tail.” Roy was always intrigued by the amazing nose art of this aircraft and happy he had the opportunity to paint the original when the 43rd BG were inducted into the American Combat Airman Hall of Fame of the CAF in 2003.

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As the official artist and honoree of the American Fighter Aces Association, Roy completed 51 original paintings for the AFAA, accurately portraying the aerial combat of aces from WW1, WW2, Vietnam and the Korean War. These paintings are based on the oral history of the aces involved, and are as close as they can be to what really occurred, as if someone was taking a photograph of the action. Roy was the proud recipient of the R. G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art in 1999 at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.  Roy's original paintings are displayed in many museums throughout the United States. Prints feature Roy’s signature printed on the border and measure about 19”w x 13”h.

Story Behind the Art
On January 22, 1945 at 1430 hours while attacking the Heito Air Strip on the Island of Formosa, The Dragon and His Tail, a B-24J of the 5th AF, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bomb Squadron destroyed 32 enemy aircraft overcoming the obstacle of 9,000 foot mountains, and transiting the South China Sea, they made it back to safety to the Tacloban Air Base on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Pilot and crew were quoted as saying that this was “just a typical day in the life of the 43rd BG’s “The Dragon and his Tail.” Roy was always intrigued by the amazing nose art of this aircraft and happy he had the opportunity to paint the original when the 43rd BG were inducted into the American Combat Airman Hall of Fame of the CAF in 2003.

Show Frame Colors

More Information on our Custom Framing


Ordering Instructions

  1. Please specify framed or unframed
  2. Please specify frame type and color

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