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Devil Dog Takedown

Oil on Canvas, 36" x 18"


Shamrock 201, a F-4J Phantom of VMFA-333 scores the only aerial kill (on a VPAF MiG 21) by a USMC aircraft, 11th September 1972. Flown by Major Lee Lasseter, with Captain John Cummings in the rear seat the pair engaged up to
six MiGs in the engagement with a confirmed kill on one and a possible on a second. Low on fuel as they returned to their carrier the USS America they were hit by a SAM and the plane destroyed. Both the crew ejected sucessfully and were
picked up by rescue helicopters.

A print of this painting features in the Pentagon Patriotic Art Program Exhibition on display at the Pentagon 2014-2015

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