Hellcat Fury by Robert Taylor - Long sold-out Portfolio Publishers Proof # 41/75

Hellcat Fury by Robert Taylor - Long sold-out Portfolio Publishers Proof # 41/75

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Hellcat Fury illustrates F6F Hellcats of VF6 attacking the Truk atoll the main Japanese base in the South Pacific with major anchorages and four heavily defended airfields. Truk was thought to be almost impregnable. On the 16th and 17th of February 1944 Truk was attacked by the carrier group Task Force 58 which destroyed an estimated 275 aircraft and sank 2000,000 tons of shipping.

Hellcats pound the Atoll staffing with guns blazing, in the forefront is a F6F-3 flown by Alex Vraciu who was to become one of the highest scoring Naval fighter Aces with 19 victories flying Hellcats with VF-6.

The Portfolio Publishers Proof is a three-print set. The main print is signed by all eight aces who signed The War in the Pacific edition, Alex Vraciu, "Bill" Hardy, "Mac" McWhorter, "Ted" Crosby, "Buck" Dungan, James Duffy, John Strane and Ed Wendorf plus the added signatures of Jim Swett with 16 victory's and Bruce Porter. The print has a printed remarque of a Hellcat landing.

The first companion print is a pencil print "Dauntless over the Yorktown" signed by Stanley "Swede" Vejtasa. This print has a very nice printed remarque of TBM Avenger with the markings of President George Bush Snr. We also have a Presentation copy of this pencil print available.

This edition also includes a small color companion print "Pacific Pirates" depicting an F4U Corsair signed by Archie Donahue who flew the Hellcats and Corsairs achieving 14 victories. 


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