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"Spider and the Fly" ARTIST PROOF, is available with printed Remarque, Signed by Stan Vosburg and Major Lee Kendall, $225

Very Limited Supply

 


"Spider and the Fly" by Stan Vosburg

33 x 27 in. Artist Proof, w/ printed Remarque................ $225
Signed by Stan Vosburg and Major Lee Kendall,

Very Limited Supply

 


A tribute

to the

Northrop P-61

Black Widow

"The Spider and the Fly"
by Stan Vosburg

33 x 27 in. Limited ed.,Signed and numbered by the artist, $125

33 x 27 in. Limited ed. , w/ printed Remarque, Signed by Stan Vosburg and Major Lee Kendall, $175

 

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Northrop P-61 Black Widow "The Spider and the Fly
"

The 4th limited edition print in the series, “Aviation on the Home Front”; a view of life in Southern California in the 1940’s. A tribute to the Northrop P-61 Black Widow, street baseball and Orange, California .

In spring 1945, Orange, California was the same sleepy town it had been throughout World War II. The conflict in Europe was over, but victory in the Pacific was months away. Three years of war had brought many hard-ships and trials to the residents of this small town. Yet, much of its daily life went on as always. Children blasted fly balls in the street between the neighbors' cars, trying to squeeze in one more inning before sunset.

The air droned with the roar of new and exotic military aircraft. Suddenly, a shiny black airplane rocketed through the sky. The Northrop P-61, the Black Widow, was a big, powerful, brutish-looking fighter designed to prey on enemy night intruders. The dark sky was its habitat, and radar, a new mysterious invention, was its eyes. Like the black widow spider for which it was named, the P-61 was quick, potent and deadly. The children, for the first time seeing it fly over their town, would not forget the sight of this specter.

- Piloting a P-61, the “Lady In The Dark,” Major Lee Kendall won the final air victory of W.W. II.

Lee Kendall autograph and P-61 Lady in the Dark

 

 
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