Color pencil and pencil on 100lb. Smooth Bristol acid free paper; original is 14×17 and is sprayed with a clear lacquer to help blend and preserve color.
Captain Richard H. Fleischer served with the 348th Fighter Group, flying P-47’s with the 340th Fighter Squadron under the 5th Air Force in the Pacific Theater. Captain Fleischer flew 202 missions in his “Jug” named “Solid Citizen” and accounted for 6 enemy aircraft shot down; making him an Ace at the end of World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters and the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters.