US Marines on Peleliu

All prints are sold unframed

Print Size: 31" x 19"
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Off the Line
- With The Old Breed on Peleliu -

a fine art print by
The FINAL RELEASE in
our Marines of the Pacific series!

It is September 25, 1944 as the Marines of King Company, K-3-5, file past the Peleliu airfield. Ten days after landing on the island’s bloody beaches, they enjoy a brief respite from the fighting and the heat. In the days prior, they helped capture this very landing strip, the campaign’s main objective.

But, in the distant Umurbrogol Hills, the battle has entered a terrifying new dimension. There, in the island’s “dreadful ridges” as Eugene Sledge called them, savage, cave-to-cave combat ensues. Soon, the men of K-3-5 will fight there, but not before enjoying this moment off the line.

* screen colors may vary from print colors
Peleliu

Only 160 prints, signed and numbered by artist Gil Cohen
and 10 veterans of the Peleliu campaign including:

- K-Co. Marine R.V. Burgin, the squad leader of
Eugene B. Sledge and "Snafu" Shelton!
- Voices of the Pacific contributors & K-Co. Marines
Jim Anderson & Dan Lawler!

- Flamethrower operator "Red" Womack,
depicted in The Pacific!
- Navy Ace Bob Maxwell, who flew off the San Jacinto
with future President George H.W. Bush!

-
Peleliu based F4U pilots Walt McLellan & Gene Morrison!

- Plus 3 other distinguished signers from our list below!

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 1st Marine Division pin to frame with your print
- Photos of K-Co. survivors before leaving Peleliu & Marines
in an amtrac during the beach assault!
- Color COA with "History Behind the Art" story

All prints are sold unframed

INTERNATIONAL
$245 + $65 priority airmail
USA: $245 + $25 SH
CO residents add 4% sales tax
The Pacific

Only 300 prints, signed & numbered by artist Gil Cohen
and at least 2 Peleliu Marines! Now issuing:

- K-Co. Marine R.V. Burgin, the squad leader of
Eugene B. Sledge and "Snafu" Shelton!
- Voices of the Pacific contributor
& K-Co. Marine Dan Lawler!

ALSO INCLUDES:
- Color COA with "History Behind the Art" story

All prints are sold unframed

INTERNATIONAL
$145 + $65 priority airmail
USA: $145 + $20 SH
CO residents add 4% sales tax

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Eugene Sledge on Peleliu
All prints are sold unframed

Only 140 prints, signed & numbered by artist Gil Cohen.
Includes 12 signatures from Peleliu campaign veterans

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- A segment of the uniform wore by R.V. Burgin's
actor in the HBO mini-series The Pacific!
-
Color COA with "History Behind the Art" story
- 1st Marine Division pin to frame with your print
- Photos of K-Co. survivors before leaving Peleliu & Marines
in an amtrac during the beach assault!

A Signer Proof edition exists for print signers and helpers. A giclee edition of 44 canvases may be made available in the future.

Many of our "Off the Line" signers were part of K-Company (K-3-5), which was
depicted in the Emmy award winning mini-series The Pacific!

Enjoy this trailer and watch for a cameo by the same Corsairs that we pay to homage to in "Off the Line"!

   
"Off the Line" is hand signed by a collection of distinguished Marine Corps & Navy veterans who helped win the Battle of Peleliu! Featured signers include the famed Marines from K-Company (K-3-5), whose heroic deeds are depicted in The Pacific mini-series and chronicled in the classic book, With the Old Breed and the newer Voices of the Pacific!

Pvt. James Anderson (K-Company)
A rifleman, Anderson fought at New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Anderson is on the K-Company "Roll of Honor" as one of only 26 Peleliu veterans of K-3-5 still standing by the end of the Okinawa Campaign. Anderson's first hand accounts of combat in the Pacific can be read in Voices of the Pacific.

Cpl. James Burke (K-Company)
As a Marine in WWII, Burke fought as a mortar man on Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. Burke is a character in Eugene Sledge’s classic book With the Old Breed, where he is referred to by his nickname, “The Fatalist." Burke is also mentioned in R.V. Burgin’s book, Islands of Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific and Voices of the Pacific.
Sgt. R.V. Burgin (K-Company)
Burgin was the squad leader of Eugene Sledge and "Snafu" Shelton. He fought on New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa, and was awarded the Bronze Star. Burgin was portrayed in the HBO series The Pacific by actor Martin McCann. He is the author of Islands of Damned and is featured throughout the book Voices of the Pacific.
Pfc. Jesse Googe (K-Company)
Googe fought on Guadalancal, was Captain "Ack Ack" Haldane's runner on Cape Gloucester, and a rifleman on Peleliu, where he was wounded and taken off the line.
He is mentioned in the book Voices of the Pacific.
Pfc. Dan Lawler (K-Company)
A machine gunner, Lawler fought at Peleliu, where he was wounded, and Okinawa. Lawler's first hand accounts of combat in the Pacific can be read in Voices of the Pacific.
Pfc. Sterling Mace (K-Company)
A rifleman, Mace fought at Peleliu and Okinawa.
He is the author of Battleground Pacific and is featured throughout the book Voices of the Pacific.
Sgt. Johnny Marmet (K-Company)
An "Old Breed" platoon sergeant, "Big John" oversaw the three-squad mortar section that included Eugene Sledge, "Snafu" Shelton, and R.V. Burgin. He fought on New Britain, Peleliu, and Okinawa. "Big John" is portrayed in The Pacific by actor Matthew Dale and is mentioned throughout the books Islands of the Damned and Voices of the Pacific.
Commander Robert Maxwell
A Navy Ace with 6 victories, Maxwell flew with the "Sundowners" of VF-11 off Guadalcanal. He later flew F6F Hellcats with VF-51 off the carrier USS San Jacinto where he often escorted a TBM Avenger pilot and future President, George H.W. Bush! During the invasion of Peleliu, Maxwell flew ground attack missions over the island in support of the Marine invasion.
Sgt. James McEnery (K-Company)
A squad leader, McEnery fought on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu. McEnery's first hand accounts of combat in the Pacific can be read in his book Hell in the Pacific.
Capt. Walter McLellan
As a F4U Corsair pilot assigned to the VMF-122 "Werewolves," Walter was stationed on Peleliu as soon as the airfield was secured. From there, he flew Close Air Support missions to help the Marines fighting in the Umurbrogol Hills overlooking the airfield (depicted in "Off the Line").
Col. Gene Morrison
Gene became a fighter pilot flying the F4U Corsair after enlisting in the Marines. Assigned to the VMF-122 "Werewolves," Gene joined fellow pilot Walter McLellan in flying Close Air Support missions to assist the Marines. Following WWII, Morrison fought in Korea as a helicopter pilot in VMO-6 and later in Vietnam. Morrison's first hand accounts of combat in the Pacific can be read for free here.

Cpl. Charles "Red" Womack (M-Company)
A flamethrower operator with M-Company (M-3-5), Red floated between units and considered himself as close to K-3-5 as any, having fought in their ranks on New Britain and Peleliu. Red is portrayed in Episode 7 of HBO's The Pacific by actor John Reynolds. In that episode, Red is shown burning out a bunker under R.V. Burgin's direction.

Gil Cohen
GIL COHEN
Gil Cohen is an “old master” among the world’s military and aviation artists. Gil’s passion for military history began as a youngster, during the Second World War when Gil would study the military aircraft that flew over the Philadelphia area where he was born and raised.

Gil originally studied under renowned illustrator and author, Henry C. Pitz and World War II combat artist, Albert Gold and graduated from the Philadelphia Museum School of Art in 1953. Prior to beginning his professional art career, Gil spent two years in the army. During that time, he was stationed outside of Frankfurt, West Germany as an artist with the 513th Military Intelligence Group, US Army Europe, during the height of the Cold War.

After his military service, Gil built a career as a freelance illustrator and painter of historical subjects. Clients during this 50 year span of time have included: The National Park Service, Paramount Pictures, Bantam books, Harlequin Books, Random House, The U.S. Coast Guard, The National Guard, and Boeing & Sikorsky Aircraft Companies.

Gil Cohen painting

Years later he would produce a stunning series of paintings depicting scenes of Eighth Air Force activities during World War II. A one-man show of this work was exhibited at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum in Savannah, Georgia and his paintings have since been exhibited at The National Parks Civil War battlefields, The Royal Air Force Museum in London, and The U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton.

Gil has served as Vice-President of the American Society of Aviation Artists and is the recipient of the “Best of the Best” award sponsored by Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine. The US Air Force and National Guard have flown Gil to such places as war-torn Bosnia, Somalia, Central Asia and Israel to do paintings of American servicemen and women in action. Now, through Valor Studios, Gil continues his tradition of excellence, honoring those who serve through the brushstrokes of an “old master.”

Gil with the original "Off the Line" painting.
Valor Studios and Gil Cohen wish to thank the following for their assistance with this project: the Sledge family, Henry, Jeanne, and John, Dan Lawler, Jr., Dave Marmet, GySgt. (ret.) Thomas Williams of the USMC Historical Company, and the distinguished veterans who made this print possible.