This is a unique, custom, rare and limited edition pen with an incredible history in WWII. It is the sole surviving U.S. aircraft from the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.
To compliment my historical and memorabilia pens featuring authentic items embedded into the pen, this handmade limited and rare pen features an actual piece of metal outer skin from a panel replaced during a recent restoration of this aircraft. The metal piece is embedded in a highlighted diamond in the image photo.
Included with the pen is a 2-side foil Certificate of Authenticity of the metal section and details about this exact aircraft. I only buy from proven trusted sources and private collectors guaranteeing 100% authenticity.
THE HISTORY OF THIS AIRCRAFT from which the embedded metal was acquired makes this pen exceptionally unique, custom and collectable.
SOLE PEARL HARBOR SURVING AIRCRAFT
This P-40B Tomahawk, serial number 41-13297 of the 18th Pursuit Group, 19th Pursuit Squadron, was present at Wheeler Field, Hawaii when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. It escaped being fatally damaged in the attack due to its having been under repair after a previous wheels-up landing accident - repairs were completed January 1, 1942.
On January 24th, while on a routine flight, this aircraft failed to recover from a spin and crashed in the mountains killing the pilot. The wreckage remained there for over 40 years. Its remains were recovered between 1985 and 1989. In 1989 the Curtiss Wright Historical Association in Torrance, Ca. was formed to restore this recovered P-40B Tomahawk, named “Project Tomahawk”. This aircraft now resides at the American Heritage Museum in Massachusetts.
Built between 1940 and 1941 at the Curtiss plant in Buffalo, New York and allocated BU No. 41-13297, this fighter was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corp in March 1941. The P-40B was powered by an Allison V-17010 and armed with nose and wing mounted Browning machine guns.
This P-40B, #284, remains the only aircraft present during the Pearl Harbor attack that is still flying today.
The authentic aluminum skin embedded in this pen has been carefully cut from a small section of original upper fuselage from this aircraft from the replaced original panels.
The pen components are made with Gun Metal and Chrome for long lasting durability and excellent presentation. To operate, turn 1/2 twist to extend or retract the easy to find PARKER compatible refill. Instructions included.
Other warbird pens are available including the Chance Vought Corsair, P-51 Mustangs, B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, P-38 Lightning, Vickers Wellington Bomber, Mosquito, P-47 Thunderbolt, Spitfire and C-47 also with a significant historical background. Other WWII aircraft are being added as authenticated material is available.
This pen is the only one currently available and is subject to prior sale on my other website. Inquire if it appears as sold out.
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