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Military aviation limited edition prints, original paintings and commissions


LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PRINT 'Son of the San Joaquin Valley'


Depicting the final moments of Commander James Franklin Patterson and Lieutenant Walter Palmer Lathrop and the tragic events that lead to their deaths.

Patterson who was from California’s San Joaquin Valley (Maricopa, Ca) was commanding officer for VC-94 Squadron serving on the USS Shamrock Bay escort carrier when on April 9th 1945 Pattersons FM-2 Wildcat was hit by AA Fire whilst investigating enemy positions over the island of Okinawa, near the infamous Hacksaw Ridge. Following a strike to his engine Patterson then collided with Curtis SOC-3 Seagull BuNo 1125 from the USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) piloted by Lt Walter Palmer Lathrop.

Paper size:19" x 15.5"
Image size: 16.5" x 11.5"
Edition size: 100 x prints produced in total
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 guarantee 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 = 8.95 GBP
(Special Delivery)

Europe = 14.95 GBP
(Tracked & Signed)

USA = 22.95 GBP
(Tracked & Signed)

Outside of Europe & USA = 17.95 GBP
(Tracked & Signed)

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The last date to order before Christmas is the 15th December. This is for guaranteed UK delivery by Christmas. For overseas shipments please order by 1st December which should hopefully allow time for delivery. However, due to delays caused by Covid, I am unable to guarantee overseas deliveries will arrive in time for Christmas. I therefore recommend ordering as soon as possible for all destinations outside of the UK to allow extra time.