Pacific War in art – 1943

TO CONTINUE OUR MINI-GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED ARTIST’S VIEW OF WWII ……

RAAF Kittyhawk Squadron, Milne Bay, New Guinea, by: William Dargie

5th Air Force & RAAF, Battle of the Bismark Sea

USS Bailey, Battle of Komandorski, by I.R. Lloyd

“Mission Accomplished”, Yamamoto shot down, 18 April 1943, by Roy Grinnell

Japanese postcard, Aleutian Campaign

The Solomons, by: Peter Dennis

IJN Amagiri ramming PT-109

‘Marine Raider’ Bougainville, by: Marc Erickson

Tarawa by: Tom Lovell

Pappy Boyington, F-4U Corsair, by: Craig Tinder

Cape Gloucester, Solomons, 26 Dec. 1943

Resources:

IHRA: for their blog and their books and prints

Jack Fellows website

William Dargie artwork

“WWII: A Tribute in Art and Literature” edited by David Colbert

Nicholas Trudgian

http://www.nicolastrudgian.com/

I.R. Lloyd

http://ussbaileydd492.org/crew_signatures_on_ir_lloyd_painting_the_battle_of_the_komandorski_islands.html

Roy Grinnell

https://www.roygrinnellart.com/

Craig Tinder artwork

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE.

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Military Humor –

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Farewell Salutes –

Jack D. Baker – New Salisbury, IN; US Navy, WWII, USS Iowa

Gilbert Clarin – Turlock, CA; US Army, 511th Regiment

Randall Edwards (103) – Ruskin, NE; US Navy, WWII, Pto & CBI, USS Canopus, radioman, POW

Paul Ernyei – Burton, OH; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, Co. A/127th Engineers/11th Airborne Division

Mary Fusselman – Davenport, IA; Civilian, WWII, military cartographer

Winston F. Groom Jr. – Fairhope, AL; US Army, Vietnam, 2nd Lt.,  /  author: “Forest Gump”

Leslie Kessler Jr. – Columbus, TX; US Army, WWII, PTO, Marine Engineman, Co. C/593rd Engineer Boat Regiment

Jason E. Pelletier – Presque Isle, ME; US Army, Iraq & Afghanistan, 2nd. Lt. (22 y.)

Donald Stoulil – Olivia, MN; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO, B-17 pilot, 303rd Bomb Group

Carl L. Ware (101) – Odenville, AL; US Army, WWII, ETO, SSgt., Co. E/159th Combat Engineers

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on October 14, 2020, in Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 96 Comments.

  1. Thank you

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  2. These are well done, GP, an accounting of the period in history rendered in art as opposed to words.

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  3. Hello GP, The : ‘Marine Raider’ Bougainville, by: Marc Erickson. It Looks Like, A Pocket Comic Book I Used To Read, It Was About A Lieutenant And His German Dog, In WWII.(Pacific War). Does That Ring A Bell To Anyone ?

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  4. The WWII art is really interesting. I found the Japanese postcard particularly fascinating.

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  5. Do you know why I like these so much? It’s not just for what they show about the details of the war, or for the quality of the painting/art — it’s that they serve as such a powerful reminder that the men who serve are more than ‘just soldiers.’ They’re creative, artistic sorts, too, who have interests unique to each one of them. I’ve really enjoyed these posts.

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  6. Congratulations on the feature, old friend. Well deserved!

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  7. Another amazing collection. I love American pride in their country and in some of these, I also see Japan’s pride in what they were trying to do.

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  8. Excellent sets of war arts! When I was taking art classes, my professors said he liked artists who can paint people because they really know how to capture that image and face expression unlike the modern abstract painters who can’t.

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  9. Craig Tinder’s warcraft prints are available in a wide variety of posters, greeting cards, framed prints, etc. A full display of his art is found here:

    https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/craig-tinder

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  10. The first one in this series was actually painted by William Dargie. There’s an interesting page on the life of Peter Turnbull and why his plane’s name was included in this particular painting: https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/peter-turnbull-and-the-battle-of-milne-bay

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  11. They are all really good, GP. I enjoyed this series.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  12. Incredible images. Some of these Artists were commissioned (hired by the government) and took their jobs very seriously. In some cases they went right to the front – in the trenches. The images they portrayed were often far from glorious though.

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    • My father used to say he might go to Hell for saying so, but watching tracer bullets at night was beautiful. With an artist’s eye, beauty can be found everywhere, I believe.
      Thanks for the visit!

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  13. Thats a great documentary of the war too. Thank you for sharing, GP!

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  14. I love these illustrations! They brought me right back to my childhood. I don’t wish to trivialise them, but they are reminiscent of the illustrations on my boxes of Airfix toy soldiers and model aeroplanes. I appreciate that these are depicting real scenes of war and not some children’s games.

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  15. More amazing and powerful art!

    CPW… Ha! 😀 But, I can’t even imagine how many places, jobs, schools, churches, etc., have to put up with all of the cell phones and people using them at times they should be listening or working…argh! I think it would drive me even nuttier than I already am! 😉 😛
    (((HUGS)))

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  16. There’s not a sub-standard one among them, but “Tarawa” is my favourite. Somebody is shouting to people not yet in the picture, and then from there you can follow the trail of soldiers all the way to the horizon where the battle is taking place. Brilliant composition.

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  17. So happy that there were artists that wanted to capture the war scene. Otherwise, those events would now be forgotten by most of the population.

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  18. Thanks for sharing these excellent flashback depictions of ‘their finest hour”.

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  19. Some of these look like photographs. Are they all paintings?

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  20. Thanks for this gallery of images. I found especially interesting the Japanese postcard from the Aleutian Campaign. Do you have links to other World War II Japanese postcards?

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  21. Reblogged this on John's Notes and commented:
    Some more good WWII Pacific Theater Art from GP Cox’s Blog.

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  22. Die oorlogstaferelen moeten nog al indruk op mensen gemaakt hebben dat ze het zo waarheidsgetrouw of zoals het in een brein rond dwaalt Kunnen weergeven

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  23. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  24. These are wonderful paintings, GP. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  25. Wonderful pictures, GP. Hope you show more combat art.

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  26. Part way down are the WWII murals by John Neal (no relation) at the new Gold Start Museum at Camp Dodge. http://www.johnwneal.com/Murals.html

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  27. LOL regarding the cell phone withdrawal cartoon. Another great post, GP. The level of detail in these paintings is just amazing. That plane is really interesting in “Mission Accomplished.” I like best the non-combat moment in Australia and the soldier sitting out on the wing of a plane in the mid-ground. Hugs on the wing.

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  28. These are fascinating, GP!! Cher xo

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