One of the most
remarkable missions during the naval air war in the Pacific
by Robert Taylor
the attack against Admiral Ozawa’s Japanese carrier
fleet on June 20, 1944, Admiral Mitscher defies all rules
of naval engagement: In total darkness, with the ever-present
danger of enemy submarines, he orders every ship in his Task
Force 58 to switch on lights to guide over 100 returning carrier-borne
aircraft, all desperately low on fuel. Amid the confusion,
unable to get a landing slot aboard the USS Lexington, and
now out of fuel, a pilot and his gunner scramble from their
ditched SB2B Curtiss Helldiver, as a Fletcher class destroyer
manoeuvres to make the pick up.
aircrew personally involved in the ‘Mission Beyond Darkness’
have joined Robert Taylor in signing this historically important
ALEX VRACUI USN
Captain DONALD GORDON USN
Lieutenant RALPH YAUSSI USNR
Air Gunner JAMES CURRY
"Robert Taylor's paintings
place us directly in a given situation,
and make us an emotional part of the action"
BRIGADIER ROBIN OLDS.
size: 34 x 23ins approx
- see below
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