Having flown photo reconnaissance for a couple of years, Shomo had never even seen a Japanese aircraft. After getting the F-6D, the photo-recon version of the P-51 "Mustang" in December 1944, he continued his missions in the Northern Philippine area until, at the beginning of January, 1945, he stumbled across a Aichi "Val" dive bomber and shot it down with ease. Just two days later, Shomo and his wingman spotted a formation of twelve fighters escorting a single Mitsubishi "Betty" bomber. They dove in against overwhelming odds and within six minutes Shomo had shot down seven of the enemy, his wingman three. Having only EVER seen a total of 14 enemy aircraft, Shomo shot down eight. He was awarded the Medal Of Honor for his actions on this day.
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From an original painting by Robert Coker. CokerAirArt
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Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.
• 15 oz mug dimensions: 4.7″ (12 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
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