Too Little Too Late<br> By Keith Ferris<br> Saburo Sakaii signed<br>
Too Little Too Late
By Keith Ferris
Saburo Sakaii signed

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Limited Edition: $245

News of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor reached General Douglas MacArthur's Headquarters in Manila very early Monday Morning, December 8, 1941. U.S. forces were placed on alert for possible Japanese attacks on the Philippines. Lt. Joseph Moore, Commander of the 20th Squadron, stood by his P-40 waiting word from High Command, when at 12:35 PM a large force of aircraft approached from the Northwest. Moore immediately ordered his fighters into the air. Just airbourne, he looked back to see the entire field erupt in dust and smoke as bombs from fifty-four Japanese bombers marched across quarters, barracks, hangers and grass runways. Of all his squadron, only two P40s were with him. Two had been destroyed during the take-off roll and the rest as they were taxiing.

Climbing for altitude, Joe Moore and his wingmen engaged nine Zeros west of Clark, destroying three. Responding to calls for help, two new P40Es from Nichols Field, south of Manila, arrived. Diving to attack, Lt. Sam Grashio received the fire of another Zero from above. Petty Officer First Class Saburo Sakai registered hits on Grashio's aircraft, claiming his first victory over an American adversary in World War II.

Image size: 28 1/2"w x 21 3/8"h.
Edition Size:1000
US: $245

Countersigners: Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Moore,
Col. Samuel C. Grashio
and Lt. (jg) Saburo Sakai.

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE by KEITH FERRIS (P-40 Warhawk: Pearl Harbor: 20th Squadron: Saburo Sakaii: General Joseph Moore: Sol. Sam Grashi:)


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