LIMITED EDITION PRINT INFO
All limited edition prints are co-signed by WWII Ace Maj. Gen. Joel B. Paris, III
On December 20, 1944, U.S. landings began on Mindoro Island in the Philippines. While escorting a PBY to the beachhead landing, Capt. Joel B. Paris, III, leading a flight of 3 P-38 Lightnings, was jumped from above by 10 Japanese Zero (Zeke 52) fighters. Despite being hit in the cockpit area by 20mm and .51 cal. shells, Capt. Paris quickly maneuvered onto the attacking Zero\'s tail and destroyed him. As the fight continued, Capt. Paris shot another Zero from the tail of one of his wingmen. He then destroyed another Zero on the tail of his other wingman. The enemy fled the battle, and Capt. Paris\' flight continued to cover the undamaged PBY.
Capt. Paris served with the 5th Air Force, 49th Fighter Group, 7th Fighter Squadron. He flew 167 combat missions in the P-40K, P-40N, and the P-38L. Highly decorated, Capt. Paris was awarded numerous medals including: the Silver...