As the official artist and honoree of the American Fighter Aces Association, Roy completed 51 original paintings for the AFAA, accurately portraying the aerial combat of aces from WW1, WW2, Vietnam and the Korean War. These paintings are based on the oral history of the aces involved, and are as close as they can be to what really occurred, as if someone was taking a photograph of the action. Roy was the proud recipient of the R. G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art in 1999 at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. Roy's original paintings are displayed in many museums throughout the United States.
Prints feature Roy’s signature printed on the border and measure about 19”w x 13”h.
Story Behind the Art
This dramatic image captures lst Lt. Robert Mooney’s tenacious December 28, 1942 defense of the town of Xiangyun in which he sacrificed his own life instead of allowing his burning P-40E fighter to fall into the center of the populated farming community. There is a monument in the village to honor Lt. Mooney. Roy visited the town doing research for the painting. He took photographs from to top of the pagoda to recreate the scene from 1942.
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