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Ike Kepford VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" Aviation Art Print - 16" x 24" Print Size
Known for it's distinctive bent wings, the F4U-1 Corsair was one of the most formidible fighters of World War II. Flown by the US Marines and Naval squadrons, the Corsair racked up an incredible 11:1 kill ratio. The Corsair was used extensively in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Our print depicts the Corsair flown by Lt. Cdr. Ira "Ike" Kepford in the markings of naval squadron VF-17 "The Jolly Rogers". After an impressive 5 month tour of duty, Kepford was the top scoring ace of the "Jolly Rogers" with a total of 16 conformed and 1 unconfirmed kills. In 1944 he was the Navy's top ace until Alexander Vraciu went on his impressive spree on June 19. Ike Kepford awards include: two Navy Crosses, the Gold Star, the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Medal, Unit Commendation to VF-17, and the American Defense Service Medal
This beautiful Giclee print measures 16" x 24" and is signed by the artist. Our Giclee prints are printed on Heavyweight Archival Matte paper with Epson Ultrachrome professional archival inks. The image is printed on paper with an extra 1" border to allow for matting or framing. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Ike Kepford VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" aviation art print.
Print title: Hog Driver, VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" Top Ace Ira "Ike" Kepford
A word about the quality of this print:
In order to provide the highest quality artwork to our valued customers and patrons, this fine art print is printed by a professional printing company on heavyweight Archival Matte Paper using Epson Ultrachrome professional archival inks. We understand your art purchase is personal and our printing process ensures your treasured print will last for many years.
Archival Matte paper features the following qualities:
- Acid free base to preserve fine art and photos
- Neutral white surface for excellent color reproduction
- 260 g, 9.5 mil weight for durability
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