"Operation Frostbite" by Bob Leone

On March 1, 1946 USS Midway (CV 41), with elements of Air Group 74 on board, and accompanied by three destroyers including the USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865) and a fleet oilier, left Norfolk under command of Rear Admiral John H. Cassady to conduct cold weather tests in Davis Strait. In the period 7-22 March, these units (Task Group 21.11) operated off the coast of Labrador and above the Arctic Circle, conducting flight operations with World War II type aircraft and the newer F8F Bearcat, the combination prop and jet FR-1 Fireball, and a Coast Guard HNS-1 helicopter. The Coast Guard helicopter testing for the first time Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. Air Group 74 conducted many arctic cold environment tests including torpedoing an iceberg.


Original artwork displayed in
USS Midway Museum
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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$4,500
Print and framing same size as original hanging in museum. Overall size approximately 40" x 28". 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 36" x 24". 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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