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Bob Hanson Over Keravia Bay by Jack Fellows
Bob Hanson Over Keravia Bay
by Jack Fellows
Height: 20”
Width: 28”
Medium: oil
Support: stretched canvas
Copyright Date: 2001
Price: Sold

"Bob Hanson Over Keravia Bay"

On 30 January 1944, USMC ace Captain Robert M. Hanson, VMF-215, piloting his Chance-Vought F4U-1A Corsair destroyed four Zeros at Keravia Bay near Simpson Harbor, New Britain. During Hanson’s fourth flight in the Rabaul area – a 24 January bombing raid for which he flew cover – he had been instrumental in forcing the Japanese fighters to break off their attack on the bombers. At Keravia Bay on 30 January, escorting U.S. Navy Grumman TBF-1 Avenger torpedo bombers Hanson brought his total of enemy aircraft destroyed to 25. Killed during another escort and strafing mission a scant four days later, Robert M. Hanson was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

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