National Geographic : 1943 Aug
A Navy Artist Paints the Aleutians © National Geographic Society Oil painting by Lt. William F. Draper, U.S .N .R . Naval Airmen's Army Clothes Symbolize the Welding of the Armed Forces Blues and pilots' greens, hanging on the wall, are too dress-up for a muddy Aleutian base. So it's Army shirts, Army sweater, and Army helmet. Caps and towel are U.S.N. Re laxing after a day's hard flying, Lt. (j.g .) Carl Dillon fashions a model plane. Lt. Bradford M. Brooks looks down from double-deck bunk, and Lt. (j.g.) Thomas P. Sullivan reads. Sullivan was aboard the first PBY to spot the Japanese aircraft carriers raiding Dutch Harbor. On the table are helmet, gas mask, 37-mm. shell, pliers, canteen, magazines, paper patterns for the plane, and two statuettes. The figurine was carved by an officer; an Eskimo did the balancing seal. Dear to the artist is this scene; the flyers were his genial hosts for a month.