William S. Phillips - Toward the Setting Sun

Print Countersigned by the Surviving Doolittle Raiders:

Col. USAF (Ret.) Richard E. Cole, Co-Pilot Crew 1
Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) Robert L. Hite, Co-Pilot Crew 16
Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) Edward J. Saylor, Engineer Crew 15
Major USAF (Ret) Thomas C. Griffin, Navigator Crew 9
SSgt David J. Thatcher, Engineer-Gunner Crew 7

Toward the Setting Sun features the USS Hornet (CV-8) with the Doolittle Raiders’ 16 B-25s lashed down across her deck as she steams majestically into a Pacific sunset. SBDs of the USS Enterprise’s (CV-6) Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) patrol the skies above. At the time, the mission was referred to as the Halsey-Doolittle Raid; and here Phillips pays homage to the Navy’s significant role. Sending two United States aircraft carriers, Task Force 16, to the coast of the Rising Sun in 1942 was a courageous and risky move; especially for a nation reeling from Japan’s string of Pacific victories. Most of the ships and sailors that made up Vice Admiral Halsey’s TF 16 would six weeks later deal a staggering blow to the Japanese Fleet off Midway. The Halsey-Doolittle Raid truly marked when the Rising Sun began to set.


William S. Phillips - Toward the Setting Sun

Release Year: 2010
Size: paper size is 27 x 36 (image is 16.5 x 24)
Form: limited edition giclée on paper
Edition Size: 298 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Artist Proofs: call or email to check on availability.
Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: PHITO2
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