PH-08 AVG Photo Recon - Original Oil Painting
Artist: Phillip Hartliep (deceased)
Framed Oil on canvas board - 30"x42"
This original oil painting depicts the AVG's first combat mission (photo Recon) over Bangkok, Thailand, on January 18th, 1941. The mission was to obtain photographs of the Japanese aircraft strength poised for attack on Burma after Pearl Harbor was struck. This painting was published in the Journal "American Aviation Historical Society", Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1970 as part of an article about the mission.
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