Rabaul Night Raid -- $700.00
16 x 24"
Acrylic on Masonite

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This was a maximum effort B-17 bombing mission hitting the town of Rabaul, New Britain on October 8, 1942. At that time Rabaul and Simpson Harbor were the largest Japanese military target in the Southwest Pacific. Because of the cloud cover, the aircraft were bombing from 8,000í attracting a Christmas tree effect of tracers and searchlights each time one of our aircraft appeared on itís bomb run over the town. It was kind of scary watching from the back of the line.