Gen­uine Sig­na­tures of Thorsness and John­son!

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Lethal En­counter by Wil­liam S. Phillips Lim­ited-edi­tion litho­graph

On April 19, 1967, Maj. Leo Thorsness and his back­seater, elec­tronic war­fare of­fi­cer Capt. Harold John­son, were part of a flight of four USAF F-105 Thun­der­chiefs on a “Wild Weasel” mis­sion over North Viet­nam. Three of the four air­craft were se­verely dam­aged dur­ing com­bat. The crew of Thorsness’s wing­man was forced to eject into the jun­gle below. With his own fuel sup­ply crit­i­cally low, Thorsness evaded an­ti­air­craft fire and con­fronted enemy fight­ers as he cir­cled the air crew. In this great print, Wil­liam S. Phillips cap­tures the mo­ment when Thorsness en­coun­tered the MiG-17. Thorsness was awarded the Medal of Honor for his brav­ery, and John­son re­ceived the Air Force Cross.

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