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Military aviation limited edition prints, original paintings and commissions



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13th February 1942 during the final leg of a delivery flight from the factory; four Grumman F4F-4 Wildcats encountered severe weather conditions en route to NAS San Diego. Overdue at their destination, search missions commenced the following day to locate the missing pilots. Participating in the search was North American Aviation SNJ-2 BuNo 2549; piloted by Ensign William Wallace Page and accompanied by observer Ensign Louis Massie Winn Jr; flying in a wing position of a three plane section over the southern Santa Rosa Mountains. SNJ-2 BuNo 2549 disappeared during the search in the vicinity of Rabbit Peak and this painting depicts their final moments.

September 1944 the original flight leader of the search, Lt. Commander James Franklin Patterson never gave up and resumed searching by air, later successfully locating the wreckage of the SNJ. Following a grueling three day hike up Rabbit Peak by Patterson, accompanied by a company of Marines, the bodies of the ensigns were recovered and returned to their familes to be buried with full military honors.The wreckage of BuNo 2549 would remain atop the mountain and recovered fifty years later in the early 1990’s.

Edition size: 100x prints produced in total
Paper size: 19" x 16.5" (including margins)
Framed: No
Includes: Certificate of Authenticity
Shipping rates (see below)


* High quality reproduction of an original painting, capturing accurately all aspects of the painted scene
* Produced on heavy weight archival grade 100% acid free media
* No more than the stated number of prints in an edition can be produced
* Your print number is unique (no duplicates) and form part of the edition
* The artist has numbered, signed, dated and examined each print in the edition
* An accompanying certificate is your guaruntee of the prints authenticity
* All of the above add value to your print; the next best thing to owning an original painting


UK & N. Ireland = 7.95 GBP
(Special Delivery, Tracked & Signed)

Europe = 14.95 GBP
(Tracked & Signed)

Rest of the World = 17.95 GBP
(Tracked & Signed)

If you have any questions regarding this print that you would like to ask me, then please do not hesitate to contact me directly via the email address link below



Prints are allocated to customers in sequence.


It is sometimes possible to request a particular print number if it is available. However, this is not always an available option for editions of smaller quantities.


If there is a particular numbered print you would like, then please email me at the address below and I will confirm either way.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that prints are currently unavialable due to my printers being closed during lockdown.

Thank you for understanding and I hope things will return to normal ASAP.  


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