Into the Arms of the Dragon by William Phillips countersigned canvas
Into the Arms of the Dragon by William Phillips and countersigned by the then surviving members of the famous Doolittle Raiders is a limited edition giclee canvas size 30″ x 24″ high limited to 200 s/n canvases. The Doolittle Raid on Japan was always designed as a one way mission from the carrier USS Hornet to friendly airfields in China by way of Tokyo. The Japanese spotted the carrier 100 miles from their designated takeoff. Captain David Jones and the rest of the Crew 5 (airplane 02283) left the deck of the carrier knowing their one-way trip was perilously longer. They knew their B-25 did not have the range to make those friendly airfields and getting past Japanese-occupied China would take great skill and uncommon luck. At a small break in the cloud cover over Chu Chow the members of Crew 5, who could coax their aircraft no further, left the plane, trusting their parachutes, the wind and the Chinese people to lead them to safety. In Chinese folklore the dragon is a symbol of all that is good and as they tumbled into the stormy night sky, David Jones and his crew entrusted their safety and their lives to the arms of the Dragon. The Chinese people paid dearly for the aid and shelter provided to American soldiers. The Japanese forces killed an estimated 250,000 Chinese civilians as retaliation and intimidation to prevent further assistance to American soldiers. The brave sacrifices of the Chinese saved many lives and solidified the American people in their determination to succeed.
- Model: ArmsDragon-GC-Phillips
- Manufactured by: Greenwich Workshop
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