"Johnson gets a Surprise" by Bob Leone

September 9, 1942: Nebraska forestry student Keith V. Johnson was on duty atop a forest fire lookout tower between Gold Beach and Brookings, Oregon. Johnson through his binoculars saw a flash in the sun just above the fog bank. It was unusual because in the past all air traffic had been flying up and down the coast, not aiming into the coast. Johnson watched in surprise and awe as the small floatplane with a red meat ball on the wings flew overhead, the plane was not a bomber and there was no way that it could have flown across the Pacific. It was a Japanese Yokosuka E14Y1 Glen. Johnson could not understand what was happening. He locked onto the plane and followed it as it headed inland. The pilot activated the release locks so that when he could pickled the bombs they would release. He dropped the bombs into the trees, one exploded into a ball of fire the other bomb did not detonate. The small fire in the damp forest was quickly extinguished.


Original artwork displayed in
Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum
Coast Guard Road, Port Orford, Oregon 97476

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$4,500
Print and framing same size as original hanging in museum. Overall size approximately 30" x 20". Price includes: one Fine Art Giclée Canvass print in metal frame with matting, metal nameplate, non-glare glass and all shipping and handling to anywhere in the United States! Signed by artist. Colors may not be exactly as seen on computer screen.

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Print size approximately 26" x 16". Price includes one Fine Art Giclée Canvass print and all shipping and handling to anywhere in the United States! Signed by artist. Colors may not be exactly as seen on computer screen.





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