L/E of 650
S/N by the Artist
Image Size: 29" x 12.5"
Paper Size: 35" x 18.5"
Plane Type: Boeing F4B-4
A summer day off the coast of California and the flight deck of the U.S.S. Lexington swarms with activity. Flying the
premiere Navy fighter, the stubby Boeing F4B-4, pilots of Fighting Two ready for take-off. Certainly all Naval Aviators
are considered professionals but these men were unique; they were a small group of hand-picked enlisted pilots. The
flying Chiefs of VF-2 were selected from all rated enlisted pilots; it was both an honor and a challenge to fly with
THE PROFESSIONALS by JIM DIETZ (BOEING FEB-4: Fighting Two: US Navy)@vbader.com