About someone who was passionate about history and art…
In my search for more information to use on my blog paying homage to VF(N)-101 I had found this Website earlier this week.
It was about the Battle of Midway.
There was something that caught my attention.
A painting and the story behind it. I had to look and read the story.
“The Other Sole Survivors”Torpedo 8 TBF Avenger at Midway – June 4, 1942
All paintings © John Greaves Art (used by permission)
Now the story behind the painting.
The only survivor of a flight of six TBF Avenger torpedo planes struggles to return home to Midway Atoll after attacking the Japanese fleet. Flown by ENS Albert Earnest with radioman Harry Ferrier RM3c and turret gunner Jay Manning Sea1c, the badly damaged TBF has hydraulics shot out causing the tail wheel to drop and the bomb bay doors to open. Without a working…
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