In 1942, George Rarey, a young cartoonist and commercial artist,
was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He flew a P-47 before he
drove a car. During his service he kept a cartoon journal
of daily life in the 379th Fighter Squadron. A few weeks after
D-Day, Rarey was killed in combat over France.
This is a selection of some of his work and notes contributed
by members of his unit and family. The sketchbook includes
anecdotes, portraits and profiles of his fellow aviators, and
a collection of airplane nose art.