YAP ISLAND B-24 RAID - Print Reservation

The Lt. Coleman B-24 Crew

I am pleased to announce that this commissioned painting: The Lt. Coleman B-24 Crew is now finished. You can reserve limited edition prints without deposit or commitment (see below).

The completed painting.....

I'm very pleased with the end result and so is my customer. I've included as much fine detail as possible and highlighted the level of detail achieved with some close up images. (see close ups below).

Scene Details

The scene features a B-24 bomb raid over Yap island, targeting the airfield. The main B-24 depicted is a 'J' variant ‪#44-40598‬, recently off the production line and unpainted named "The Coleman Crew". The name taken from the pilot Lt. Gerald Coleman.

The crew was part of the 13th Air Force, 307th Bombardment Group and 372nd Bombardment Squadron and on June 25th 1944, they bombed Yap along with four other squadrons.

Tragically, after bombs away their plane was shot down by a Japanese Zero that did a head-on pass. Their cockpit was hit with 20mm shells likely killing the pilots. They were in the last squadron to hit the airfield that day.

The painting is depicting "The Coleman Crew" seconds after dropping their bomb load and moments prior to the strike by the Zero which they will face once they make their 090 turn. The Zero fighter in question is on the horizon banking round.

The B-24 ahead of "The Coleman Crew" is "Frenisi" #42-40323

Although a lot of B-24’s were lost, other losses included F6F-5 Hellcats, Corsairs, TBF Avengers and Helldivers.

There were 20 fighters attacking the formation and some moderate AA fire (flak). I even managed to capture three Zeros at the side of the runway, and one in flames.

You will also notice that the rear B-24 has an outer engine hit. A reminder that these brave crews throughout the war did their utmost to complete their mission, even in badly damaged aircraft, with pilots and engineers fighting to keep their aircraft together whilst under attack, praying that they will make it back safely.

Reserve your print ahead of release without deposit or commitment. See further down for details.

Print Details

Small: 18" x 14.75" - £40

Large: 26.375" x 20.625" - £75

Print sizes may vary slightly from those stated above at the time of  production but will be listed correctly on the Emeny Art website at time of release.

Prints in the edition: 200
Individually artist signed: Yes
Certificate of authenticity: Yes
Framed: No


Print Reservation

Reserving a print couldn't be easier, with no deposit or commitment required. Simply click on the 'Reserve' button below to send me a request. Please state 'YAP ISLAND' in your email.

PRINT LAUNCH: June/July (date tbc)

If the email reserve button above doesn't open up your email provider, then copy my email address as follows to send me a reserve request: matthew@emenyart.com

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* 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


If you are interested in commissioning a painting for yourself, or as a gift, then please CLICK HERE for details

Sizes available to suit different budgets

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