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.
Rarey's Sketchbook now.
A bound hardcopy of this and other art is available for purchase
from Damon Rarey. This material is made available
with special permission form the Rarey family.
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