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1945 - Cartoonist Bill Mauldin, whose GI cartoon panel, Up Front 
            with Mauldin, is a favorite of U.S. enlisted men

NORTHROP BLACK WIDOW

E&MP 103.050

Radar - Parts

ca. 1945

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 Aircraft, Inc.

Additional Information

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.

1945 - Cartoonist Bill Mauldin, whose GI cartoon panel, Up Front 
            with Mauldin, is a favorite of U.S. enlisted men

Courtesy: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Mauldin



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