Limited Edition of: 1000
Image Size: 36"w x 24"h.
Published: February 2010
“This painting contains everything I like about symbolic aviation art. It’sfull 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 THE RISING SUN by BILL PHILLIPS
SBD Dauntless: U.S. Navy: Paciic Theater)@vbader.com