Edition: 199 + 10 artist's proofs
Overall size: 20'' x 24''
Image size: 17.5'' x 14''
Secondary imagery: USMC badge; VMSB 244 badge; Title and text block; Artist's signature and print number.
Price: $165 + S&H $14 U.S. / $45 International
Support: canvas panel
Copyright Date: 1998
BOMBING BANSHEES - VMSB 244
Squadron VMSB-244 (nicknamed the “Bombing Banshees”)
was the first USMC Squadron to fly Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldivers
in combat operations. The dive bomber was designed in 1939
but faced numerous design changes before proving to be a formidable
aerial weapon. Helldivers dropped bombs and depth charges
and strafed with cannon, rocket, and machine gun fire. Shown
in June 1945 over the Philippine Island of Mindanao two VMSB-244
Bombing Banshees Helldivers are seen in action.