The day after this scene is set, Tom would intentionally crash-land in an attempt to save his friend, Ensign Jesse Brown. The story of Tom and Jesse is told in the book "Devotion" by bestselling author Adam Makos.
Included with the drawing are replica Navy pilot wings and a special Medal of Honor challenge coin supplied by Tom himself!
Also included with purchase is a photo of Tom with the original drawing (show below).
The drawing’s image size is roughly 12.5” wide by 9” tall. Overall paper size is 17.5" x 12.5"
We have one original drawing by renowned English aviation artist Nicolas Trudgian available for sale!
This drawing shows F4U Corsairs of VF-32, from the USS Leyte, as they fly by the Marine column that's fighting from Yudam-ni to Hagaru-ri during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
The drawing is hand-signed by Medal of Honor recipient Captain Thomas J. Hudner Jr., whose Corsair is shown front and center!