Laughter and Tears
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Laughter and Tears: A Combat Pilot's Sketchbook of World War II Squadron Life by Captain George Rarey, USAAF edited by Damon Rarey
In 1942, George Rarey, a young cartoonist and commercial artist, was drafted into the Army Air Corps. He flew a P-47 before he drove a car. During his service he kept a cartoon journal of the daily life of the fighter pilots. A few weeks after D-Day he was killed in combat over France.
This "coffee-table" book has 208 pages and is bound like a pilot's logbook - in simulated leather with silver-embossed pilot's wings on the cover and colored Rareybird endpapers. 135 of Rarey's wartime drawings are annotated with excerpts from his letters, his wife’s memoirs, and the comments of the surviving pilots of the 379th Fighter Squadron with a lot of drawings and words.