Combat Gallery Sunday: More Mort

As you know, I’m a huge fan of Mort Künstler.

Mort cut his teeth on pulp fiction covers and early military pieces before he became the go-to artist for Civil War pieces.

So here are some more of his works to share.


(As always, click for bigger)

(As always, click for bigger)

You can feel this GI's love for the Korean winter.

You can feel this GI’s love for the Korean winter.

Washington crossing the Deleware, a more accurate version.

Washington crossing the Delaware, a more accurate version.

Always with those pesky partisans.

Always with those pesky partisans.

The great escape

The great escape

This one makes you smell saltwater..

This one makes you smell saltwater. From the looks of it, this is a Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Torpedo bomber…

Dance Dance!

Dance Dance!

Sopwith? If not what?

Dutch pilot scrambling to get airborne in May 1940? If not, what?

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5 responses to “Combat Gallery Sunday: More Mort”

  1. Todd K. says :

    Thanks very much! I have been a big fan of Kuntsler’s Civil War work and did not know of these.

    Some additional info – that last picture of a pilot running for his plane should be a Brit running for his Gladiator bi-plane fighter. Based on the German gliders landing behind him it is probably supposed to show the German assault on Crete. The Dutch used orange triangles as national insignia on their aircraft instead of roundels. Also the gliders would have been green instead of desert in the assault on Holland.

    I agree with you on the other picture being a TBD. While the ship in the far background is definitely a Japanese battleship, the ship in front is the German Graf Spee even if it is flying the IJN flag.

    Keep the partisans coming!

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