I have these signed prints hanging in my den, because they recall a time in our history when America's might was unquestioned — and saved the world from the scourge of Nazism, and the threat of Japanese world domination. In the aftermath of WWII, I vividly recall the steady release of Hollywood movies celebrating the valor of America's Armed Forces — from Bataan Peninsula to Bridges at Toko Ri. I'd like to believe that with the right leadership, we can return to those days of American preeminence and exceptionalism. The U.S.S. Indianapolis at Pearl Harbor — Signed by Indianapolis Survivors.
The sinking of the Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945 resulted in 880 casualties in shark-infested waters, the worst at-sea loss of life in U.S. Naval history. But four days earlier, she had delivered 'Little Boy', the first atomic bomb, to the U.S. Air base at Tinian Island, from which the Enola Gay delivered its historic cargo. Limited to 1945, hand-signed copies. All WWII images are 8 x 10, matted and framed in hardwood under glass.