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Come Up and Fight by Gareth Hector

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  • Bougainville Island, October 18, 1943: The fight was days in the making. When Pappy Boyington flew over the airfield at Kahili earlier that week, a Japanese-accented voice radioed: “Major Boyington, what is your position?”

    “Right over your damn airport,” he replied, “Come up and fight!” But no enemy answered.

    This day was different. With his Black Sheep in tow, Pappy issued the challenge again: “Come on up and fight, you yellow bastards!” And this time, the Japanese sent their answer, launching some fifteen aircraft. The ensuing air battle would end with the Japanese fleeing, the Black Sheep victorious, and a new page written in the legend of Pappy Boyington.

    Shipping added in checkout // print size: 32" x 22.5" // giclee size: 40" x 23.5" // ships rolled in a tube 

  • ARTIST PROOF - Less than Half Remain!
    75 limited-edition prints, signed by Gareth Hector & two Corsair pilots: Jim Hill, "Black Sheep," scored his first victory during the mission depicted and Bob Brunson, pilot in VF(N)-101, the first Navy squadron to fly the F4U on a carrier. Includes COA, two photos, and replica pilot wings.

    MAIN EDITION - Less than Half Remain!
    100 limited-edition prints signed by Gareth Hector. Includes COA.

    CANVAS GICLEE EDITION
    25 canvases signed by Gareth Hector. An impressive 40 inches wide. Includes COA. Sold rolled.

    PUBLISHER PROOFS - Sold Out
    43 limited-edition prints

    OTHER EDITIONS
    A Signer Proof edition of 50 prints exists, not-for-sale.

  • "Come Up and Fight" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.

    HENRY "BOO" BOURGEOIS
    21-year USMC veteran. Started as a Wildcat pilot in VMF-122 with "Pappy" Boyington, flying from Guadalcanal. Original member of Boyington's "Black Sheep." One combat tour as a "Black Sheep," shot down a Sally & Zero during WWII. Flew combat in Korea.

    ROBERT BRUNSON
    Brunson served with the first carrier-based Night Fighter Squadron, VF(N)-101, aboard the USS Enterprise, where he flew F4U-2 Corsairs equipped with radar. Brunson flew throughout the South Pacific, including the Marshall Islands, Marianas Islands, and the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

    TOM "LONG TOM" EMRICH
    An original member of Boyington's "Black Sheep," Tom flew both combat tours with the unit. He shot down two Japanese Zeroes on October 17th, the day before "Come Up and Fight." After the war he would become a pilot with TWA, flying for 35 years and ending his career as a 747 captain.

    ED "HARPO" HARPER
    28-year Marine Corps veteran, original member of Boyington's "Black Sheep." Flew combat missions in three wars: 97 in WWII, 21 in Korea & 14 in Vietnam. Awarded three DFCs, 7 Air Medals, a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. Helped develop the Harrier jet program at McDonnell Douglas.

    JIM "J.J." HILL
    An original member of Boyington's “Black Sheep," Hill flew two combat tours under Pappy's leadership, scoring a victory on the Oct. 18th mission (depicted). Hill flew a total of 100 combat mission during WWII and received 3 DFCs and 12 Air Medals.

    HARRY "SKINNY" JOHNSON
    Joined the "Black Sheep" as a replacement pilot during their second tour, in Nov. 1943. Shot down a Zero near Rabaul on January 6, 1944, the last victory to be scored before the squadron was disbanded. Flew 84 missions in total as a Corsair pilot in WWII and another 69 missions in the Korean War.

    BRUCE MATHESON
    34-year Marine Corps veteran, retired a Brig. Gen. Youngest member of Boyington's "Black Sheep." Shot down three enemy aircraft, 1.5 probables. Flew combat missions in WWII, Korea and 400 missions as a Huey pilot in Vietnam. Awarded three DFCs, 30+ Air Medals, and a Purple Heart.

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