STINSON L-5 SENTINAL

This particular scene shows a typical mission for an L-5 of the 25th Liason Squadron, better known as the "Guinea Short Lines". An A-20 Havoc bomber has been shot down during an attack on a Japanese base somewhere in the Pacific. Having been discovered by a prowling Sentinel, the downed aviators hacked down enough of the tall Kunai grass to form a makeshift runway. The L-5 put down, and took aboard two of the bomber crewmen, despite a 400-pound gross load limit. Ignoring the limits specified in the L-5's tech order, the L-5 pilot somehow managed to get airborne and threaded his way through the jungle, gaining altitude at every opportunity. Another miraculous rescue, but just a day's work for the men of the "Guinea Short Lines".

Note: like all Valiant Clan prints, the actual print has a white border with text at the bottom displaying the aircraft name and a description of the action portrayed. (See the P-51B Mustang as an example.)  The above scan only shows the image (and not the surrounding border or text), and is merely meant to give you an idea of the image content.

 

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