"DAUNTLESS AGAINST A RISING SUN" by WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS
Anniversary Canvas Edition: $1,275
Size 36" x 24"
“This painting contains everything Bill likes about symbolic aviation art. It’s
full of symbolism as two SBD-3s-S-9 and S-11 of VS-5-fly from the USS
'Yorktown' aircraft carrier against the dark clouds of war and a rising sun, the symbol of the Japanese empire. In this case, the sun is symbolic of hope and the dawn of a new day as the tide turns in the Pacific at the Battle of Midway in June of 1942.
The name of the painting, "Dauntless Against a Rising Sun," was a natural. A SBD dive-bomber was referred to as a “Dauntless” and the two in this painting capture the spirit of the U.S. forces in those dark days after the initial Japanese victories in the Pacific.
DAUNTLESS AGAINST A RISING SUN" by WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS (SBD Dauntless:Pacific Theater: USS Yorktown: Battle of Midway)@vbader.com