Featuring the USS Saratoga CV-3 and aircraft SNJ-2 BuNo 2549 and SB2U-2 BuNo 1343 (circa June 1941).“Brown Shoe” is a slang term for an aviator. Traditionally, Naval aviators wore brown footwear with the surface Navy wearing black.
With the establishment of Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) in 1921, the “brown shoes” gained an approximately equal place at the naval table. Part of that new group was Aubrey Wray “Jake” Fitch, who earned his wings at age 47. He would go on to command the Navy’s first three aircraft carriers and was promoted to Rear Admiral in July 1940 assuming command of Carrier Division One.
This painting is a composite that blends Fitch’s two assigned aircraft from that time, SB2U-2 BuNo 1343 and SNJ-2 BuNo 2549 with his flagship, USS Saratoga (CV-3).
Title: Brown Shoe Navy
Print method: Giclee
Number of prints in the edition: 100
Paper size: 19" x 15.5"
Image size: 16.5" x 11.5"
Individually artist signed: Yes
Certificate of authenticity: Yes
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