and Tears: A Combat Pilot's Sketchbook of World War II Squadron
Life by Captain George Rarey, USAAF edited by Damon
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.
"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.