Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sundays (when I feel like working), I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, photographers and the like that produced them.
Combat Gallery Sunday: Inside the dugout
The below, from the LOC, are all sketched by Howard Brodie, who voluntarily left his sweet gig as a sports artist for the San Francisco Chronicle to draw for Yank magazine as an Army combat artist in WWII and got close enough to his subjects (he volunteered as a medic when needed) to receive a bronze star.
It is closely related to this one, which was not as fleshed out:
Similarly, this sketch by Brodie is in the same vein, but is inside a fortress made of aluminum rather than jungle earth:
Brodie later went back to war, with his pencils, and covered Korea, French Indochina, and Vietnam.
He died in 2010.
Thank you for your work, sir.
The great Mel Blanc in “Position Firing” a 1944 USAAF Training Film on aerial gunnery, specifically using M2s from the chilly waist positions of a Flying Fortress.