The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was America's third most produced fighter aircraft during World War II. It flew for the first time in 1938 and remained the only valid and available fighter in large numbers in the American air force until 1943. It served very honourably during most of the conflict, thanks to its low cost, its great ease maintenance and its great robustness.
The obverse of this coin depicts him in combat over a rice field against a Japanese aircraft, symbolizing his involvement in the Pacific during World War II.
The reverse, common to the series, features the profiles of two pilots, symbolising the different eras and types of use: civil and military. In the sky are several aircrafts, also representing the different eras and uses, in a tribute to the history of aviation.