William S. Phillips

  • First Boots On The Ground by William S. Phillips

    November 14, 1965, Ia Drang Valley, Vietnam — Amid the low brush, elephant grass and enormous sun-baked termite mounds, clouds of dust lazily drift away from the clearing nicknamed LZ (Landing Zone) X-Ray. In preparation for an air assault by troops from the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, United States artillery has been relentlessly pounding away at the perimeter of the LZ.

  • Toward the Setting Sun by William S. Phillips

    Original Oil Painting on Board
    16.6" x 24"

    $12,500 US

    The USS Hornet loaded with sixteen B-25s, all that could be shipped, steams eastward as part of Vice Admiral Halsey's Task Force 16, the air-cap provided by the USS Enterprise.

    Signed on the reverse by Doolittle Raiders: Col. Richard E. Cole, Col. Robert L. Hite, Major Thomas C. Griffin, and Sgt. David J. Thatcher