Posted 1 year ago
Got this piece within the last month.
I have owned several other pieces of aircraft plexiglass trench art, but they were all utilitarian (photo album covers, picture frames....).
This is the first piece that I have owned that was purely decorative. The piece is about 10" X 6" with the entire surface etched/ cut away with a scene of "Sentani Lake Dutch New Guinea 1944". It appears to have been framed at one point, but I purchased it loose.
The area was the site of a large Japanese Airfield complex. US Forces captured the island and airfield complex in early 1944. It became the Headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur for the rest of the War.
My photos-- don't copy.