Earl Henry Bird Prints
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Bird Prints and Note Cards

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The USS Indianapolis connection

Own a piece of historical art painted onboard USS Indianapolis by Lieutenant Commander, Earl Henry, the artist who was lost at sea in the sinking of the ship.

Lieutenant Commander Henry joined the USS Indianapolis at Saipan on July 25, 1944 as its dental officer.  Painted aboard ship in August, American Eagle in the Pacific, depicts the American Eagle spreading its wings to protect the 48 states while ripping apart the Japanese war flag.  This war poster expresses the emotions of Americans fighting in the Pacific during World II.

 

 

The legacy collection :

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I have dedicated this site to the memory of my father, Earl O’Dell Henry, and given you a vivid look into this remarkable man who died at the age of 33 in the U.S. Navy's greatest tragedy of World War II -- the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.

— Earl Henry Jr.

Bird prints with their own story

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The story and Biography of Dr. Earl Henry Sr.

These original bird prints were created by an American patriot - Dr. Earl Henry, and are perfect to decorate the home or office of any bird lover or nature enthusiast. Now his son is offering these bird prints to show love and appreciation of the father he never knew. We believe you will enjoy the quality of these prints and hope they bring you joy for years to come.

Dr. Earl Henry (1911-1945), a dentist from Knoxville, Tennessee, studied birds from the age of 12. He was a self-taught taxidermist and mounted a collection of 87 species that were donated to the Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville. Henry could imitate the calls of more than 60 birds and entertained the crew of the USS Indianapolis with his imitations on more than one occasion. 

Lieutenant Commander Henry died in the sinking of his ship, the USS Indianapolis, on July 30, 1945, 4 days after the ship had delivered components of the first two atomic bombs to Tinian.