Keep 'Em Flying Is Our Battle Cry

  • 10755
  • Smith & Downe
  • 25.25” x 37.75”
  •  1942
  • $1200
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  • Keep ‘Em Flying Is Our Battle Cry is a 1942 World War II patriotic American propaganda poster by artist team, Dan Smith and Albro Downe. The poster features a beautiful full color image of the B-17 Flying Fortress by Boeing set in front of a large waving American flag. The text emphasizes “Duty, Honor, Country” as an appeal to the American public to support the war effort.
    The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the military aviation arm of the US Army between 1926 and 1941. During World War II the Corps became the United States Army Air Forces before officially becoming the United States Air Force in 1947.
    This poster features the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress which was a four-engine heavy bomber created in the 1930's for the United States Army Air Corps. In The B-17 developed a reputation as a relatively fast, high-flying, long-range bomber with heavy defensive armament. It became known for its toughness based upon stories and photos of badly damaged B-17s safely returning to base.
    This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition.
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