"ORDEAL IN VITIAZ STRAIT" by JACK FELLOWS
L/E of 950
S/N by the Artist
Image Size: 19.5" x 15"
Paper Size: 23.5" x 20"
Plane Type: PT Boats
PT Boats fought in all theaters of Naval Combat Operations
during WWII - but perhaps nowhere were they more suited to the
environment than in the island-studded tropical SW Pacific.
On December 27, 1943, PT-190 and PT-191 were attacked
by fighter and dive-bomber elements as they made their way
back to their base at Dreger Harbor, on New Guinea. The
Imperial Japanese navy, totaling approximately 28 aircraft,
surprised the PT's as they were crossing the open stretch of water
between New Britain and New Guinea known as the Vitiaz Strait.
This print depicts PT boats being attacked by Japanese
Aircraft on December 27, 1943 as they were crossing the
open stretch of water between New Britain & New Guinea.
ORDEAL IN VITIAZ STRAIT By JACK FELLOWS(PT Boats)@virginiabaderfinearts