In this image from the ‘They Cheer’ series of WWII posters, we see an American Air Force pilot crashing through a fence after overshooting his landing. Flaps are a part of the plane that helps slow speed down for a smoother and short landing. Axis leaders Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo peer over the distant hills, taking pleasure in seeing the crash.
The ‘They Cheer’ series of posters was created during WWII by the U.S. Directorate of Air Traffic and Safety and Directorate of Safety Education. The focus in these images is on pilot safety, during a time when no man’s health could be wasted on anything but the war effort. Throughout the series, caricatures of Axis leaders Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Hideki Tojo cheer along when the pilot injures themself. There were originally 16 pieces in the set.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster was printed on heavyweight paper and is in excellent condition.
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