"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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$4500
Print and framing same size as original hanging in museum. Overall size approximately 20" x 30"
Price includes: giclee print on canvass 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.

$450
Print size approximately 13" x 8"
Price includes one giclee print on canvass
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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