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. At the beginning of January, 1945, he stumbled across a Aichi "Val" dive bomber and shot it down with ease. 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.
-From an original painting by Robert Coker. / Copyright CokerAirArt.com 2022.
*CHECK MY LISTINGS FOR OTHER COLORS OF SHIRT AND OTHER AIRCRAFT IMAGES!
- / -
You've now found the staple t-shirt of your wardrobe. It's made of 100% ring-spun cotton and is soft and comfy. The double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center
• Blank product sourced from Bangladesh, Honduras, Haiti, Mexico, or Nicaragua