NORTHROP BLACK WIDOW
Radar - Parts
Cartoonist Bill Mauldin, whose GI cartoon panel, "Up Front
with Mauldin", is a favorite of U.S. enlisted men.
Major Carroll Smith, Northrop Black Widow night fighter ace, traps
Mauldin with inside information on the Black Widow's radar installation.
Right is Mrs. Stanley Gunn, wodow of the Fort Worth, Texas, Star-Telegram
war correspondant who was killed at Leyte.
Mrs. Gunn and Mauldin were guests of the Army on a tour of Hammer
Field, near Fresno, California.
Original Caption by Science Service
© Dale Armstrong - Steve Hannagan Associates - Northrop
In 1945, at the age of 23, "Sergeant Bill Mauldin" of United
Features Syndicate won the annual Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning,
citing work exemplified by the cartoon "Fresh, spirited American
troops, flushed with victory, are bringing in thousands of hungry,
ragged, battle-weary prisoners", in the series Up Front with
Bill Mauldin. The first civilian publication of his work, Up Front
was a best-seller. The cartoons are interwoven with an impassioned
telling of his observations of war.