Original and rare; Japanese Navy D4Y late-war blue/green camouflage rudder fabric, paired with Ron Cole's new artwork, depicting the D4Y4 'kamikaze' variant (equipped with RATO rockets) in its final dive.
This fabric was taken from an abandoned D4Y at Clark Field in the Philippines, along with several aluminum sections of skinning, one with a portion of red tail code (since there was no Aotake on the reverse of the metal, it was a late war-produced aircraft).
Each section of fabric is 1 x 2-inches.
Each display is 13x19-inches, and signed & numbered by the artist - one of only about 30.
'Doolittle Raid' B-25B Mitchell s/n 40-2270 'Whiskey Pete' (Aircraft Number 3) mission-flown relic display combining an authentic piece of this aircraft with original artwork and history, by Ron Cole. ...
A dear friend of mine was a Kamikaze escort pilot with the Japanese Army Air Force. He flew the Ki-43 'Oscar' and later the Ki-84 'Frank' fighters on several escort...
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