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James Dietz Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Warm Reception"

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Artist: James Dietz
Title: Warm Reception
Size: 27" x 15 1/2"
Edition: Artist Signed and Numbered, Limited to 100
Medium: Fine Art Print on Paper
About the Art: A tribute to proud Americans, this unique limited edition print is signed by the artist, and personally autographed by Joseph J. Foos, Capt., USMCR and three surviving members of Foss' Flying Circus VMF-121: W.B. "Bill" Freeman, Lt., USMCR; Thomas W. Furlow, Lt., USMCR; and Roger A. Haberman, Lt., USMCR.

In the South Pacific, WWII was fought in miserable conditions against overwhelming odds with minimum equipment, men, and supplies; generating real heros in all ranks. On Jan. 25, 1943, one such hero, Capt. Joe Foss, led his "Flying Circus" squadron of eight plus four P-38 Lightnings in a "brilliant tactical maneuver" that saved Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. Forseeing a massive aerial enemy attack, Foss and his men flew out to meet an approaching armada of over 100 bombers and fighters and played hide-and-seek with them between cloud layers. Tricked into thinking they were outnumbered, the enemy planes eventually gave up and headed back up the slot toward their home bases on Bougainville and Munda.

Everyone at Hendersen was counting as the "Flying Circus" returned. Twelve had gone up and here were - three, five, six, nine, ten, twelve back! Lieutenant Colonel Sam Jack, Commanding officer of the fighter strip and himself one of the finest fighter pilots and aerial tacticians in the service, gathered the twelve pilots together as they climbed from their cockpits. What had happened?

It was Joe Foss all the way - Foss and his generalship. Colonel Jack, his superior, and the men who fought under him, said unanimously it was only his shrewd leadership and knowledge of combat tactics that saved the Americans and their precious airfield from a hail of destruction. It was Joe Foss's farewell to Guadalcanal.

When we landed, the story of what some called my "Tactical Brilliance" had already made its way around the base, and our tiny squadron was greeted with the kind of vehement appreciation that can only be shared in life-or-death combat. - Joe Foss
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James Dietz Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Warm Reception"
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English Rose Pink #151
Gold #568
Khaki #92
Light Gray #82
Linen #128
Mauve #154
Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124
Inner Mat
Antique White #251
Black #221
Brick #231
Burgundy #38
Charcoal #257
Creme #223
Dark Brown #106
Dark Mahogany #88
Dark Spruce #125
English Rose Pink #151
Gold #568
Khaki #92
Light Gray #82
Linen #128
Mauve #154
Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124
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