A long-awaited new limited edition print…
An extremely high-quality small-edition reproduction of Fellows’ famous image of the
Eleventh Fighter Squadron’s “Bengal Tigers” in Alaska, 1942.
Edition: 200 Copies----5 Artist’s Proofs
Overall size: 24” x 35.5”
Image size: 19.5” x 30”
Support: Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper (heavyweight)
Color: Epson Eight-color UltraChrome K-3 pigment based ink array
Signed; numbered and annotated; color-profiled; and printed by the artist.
Jack Fellows, ASAA - copyright 2006
Limited Edition: $200 + S&H $14 U.S. / $45 International
TIGERS IN THE VALLEY
Aleutian Islands off Alaska, the P40Es of the Eleventh Fighter
Squadron, 343rd Fighter Group were painted like the Flying
Tigers. This was out of respect for AVG Commander General
Claire Chennault and for his son John Chennault, who commanded
the Eleventh Fighter Squadron,. Know as the “Aleutian
Tigers,” and sometimes as the “Bengal Tigers,”
the Eleventh Fighter Squadron faced a fierce and entrencehed
enemy in bitter arctic weather.
John Chennault’s Aleutian Tigers decorated their P40Es
in a similar fashion to his father’s Flying Tigers in
China. Ten of the Aleutian P-40s moved to Umnak Island in
May 1942 and scored one victory during the initial Japanese
attack in June of that year. Joined in the 343rd Fighter Group,
Eleventh USAAF by the Eighteenth and Fifty-fourth Fighter
Squadrons and by 11 Kittyhawks of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s
No. 111 Squadron, the Aleutian fighters numbered 80 aircraft
by the end of the Japanese occupation of U.S. territory.