Poster / Print, 12"x16", 16"x20", 24"x36", P-47D "Sleepy Jean, 3rd" , William Wayland 9th A.F., 1944


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Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.
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First Lieutenant (Air Corps) William J. Wayland, United States Army Air Forces.
While serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter-Bomber in the 395th Fighter Squadron, 368th Fighter Group, NINTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 23 December 1944, Wayland shot
down two FW190s and an Me109 in combat. He had been performing a bombing run against Wehrmacht tanks during the Battle Of The Bulge when his group was intercepted by Luftwaffe fighters. Wayland had been dropping bombs and strafing for months yet had only ever come into aerial combat for the first time just two weeks before, when he shot down an Me109.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Second only to the Medal Of Honor) for his actions that day.
Original artwork by Robert Coker, CokerAirArt
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• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%

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