Limited Edition Signature Series
RUPTURED DUCK - B-25 Nose Art Paneel by GARY VELASCO
Flown by Lt, Ted W. Lawson (Doolittle Raid)
This Ltd Ed panel is signed by;
* Col Dick E. Cole - Doolittle's Co-Pilot Crew 1
* Maj Thomas C. Griffin - Navigator Crew 2
16 B-25's came from the 17 BG which was made up of the 34th, 37th, 95th, and 89th squadrons. Lawson and his crew crashed in the China Sea after a successful bombing of Tokyo. The B-25 pictured at left is the aircraft used in the movie "30 Seconds Over Tokyo".
Our panel was re-created from Lawson's description of the art work in his book "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo". This is the new enhanced version.
Signing occurred on June 6, 2009 (D-Day Anniversary).
A total of 281 panels were signed. Regulation 3" Command Pilot wings included
RUPTURED DUCK by GARY VALASCO (b-25 Mitchell: Doolittle Raid: Tom Griffin: Dick Cole)@vbader.com