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Heavenly Mist

Heavenly Mist Oil Painting

Artist: Gerard Richardson (official Navy artist 1961)

Date made: 1961

Medium: Oil on masonite

Oil painting depicting the moment the PT 109 patrol boat was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri during WWII.  The PT 109 is shown cut in half by the bow of the Amagiri, with its crew members falling into the water.  Vibrant blues, yellows, and orange are used to portray the action of the explosion.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum