"Bombing of I-25" by Bob Leone

Warrant Officer Nobuo Fujita's mission had been sent to trigger wildfires across the coast; the Tillamook Burn incidents of 1933 and 1939 were well known, as was the destruction of the city of Bandon, Oregon by a smaller out-of-control wildfire in 1936. But light winds, wet weather conditions and two quick-acting fire lookouts kept the fires under control. In fact, had the winds been sufficiently brisk to stoke widespread forest fires, the lightweight Glen may have had difficulty navigating through the bad weather. Shortly after the Glen seaplane had landed and been disassembled for storage, I-25 was bombed at 42°22′N 125°12′W by a United States Army A-29 Hudson piloted by Captain Jean H. Daugherty from McChord Field near Tacoma, Washington. The Hudson carried 300-pound general purpose demolition bombs with delayed fuses rather than depth charges. The bombs caused minor damage, but quick response by a Coast Guard cutter and three more aircraft caused I-25 to be more cautious on a second bombing raid.


Original artwork displayed at:
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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