1. Craig Kodera Pacific Morning: Black Sheep On The Prowl, L.e. Print $595.00
Looking for targets of opportunity near Rabaul in the Solomon Islands, 1944, former Maj. USMC “Pappy” Boyington and other Marine Fighter Pilots from the famous VMF-214 Black Sheep Squadron, flew the Vought F4U Corsair. The famed Black Sheep pilots owned the skies in the Western Pacific. Countersigned by LtCol John F. Bolt, USMC (Ret), Col Edwin A. Harper, USMC (Ret), BGen Bruce J. Matheson, USMC (Ret), Col H. Allan McCartney, USMC (Ret), Edwin L. Olander
2. Craig Kodera Craig Kodera & William Phillips The Men Who Brought The Dawn, Sold As A Matched Set. Lonely Flight To Destiny, The World Forever Changed. $3500.00
On August 8, 1945, Russia finally joined the Allies and declared war on Japan. Despite that and the atomic bombing of Hiroshime, the Japanese still did not surrender. By 10:00 that same night, a second atomic bomb was placed in a B-29 Superfortress named .
At 3 PM, on August 4, 1945, Colonel Paul Tibbets began briefing the crew of the B-29 named Enola Gay. In the early morning hours of August 5, the crew made its final preparations. At midnight there was a final briefing. The call sign decided upon was, innocuously, "Dimples." Tibbets finished his talk: "Do your jobs. Follow your orders. Don't cut corners and don't take chances." Then the weather officer passed along last-minute information and the chaplain offered a prayer.
3. Craig Kodera Stratojet Shakedown Limited Edition Print $265.00
The early 1950s was a threatening time for the United States and the free world. It was also a time of discovery in aviation, a time of adventure and a lot of hard work for the Strategic Air Command. Flight crews were constantly on alert or in the air, frequently for fifteen hours at a time. Life on an air base was stressful and the demand for vigilance and excellence was never ending.