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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:34 pm

Major G, I shoulda thanked you for getting the ball rolling. I bought his MMIII print, got into a long discussion with him during his work on the TII drawing, then bought the print. Wouldn't call myself a friend, but I do send him things he might find of interest. Doubt we'll ever meet in person, but I'd like to.
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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby MajorG1000 on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:32 pm

Terror,

I don't require any thanks...the ball got rolling because I leaned against it and it wasn't securely strapped down. In my wildest dreams I never expected any of this to happen...you guys did all that in your willingness to help John make MY print as authentic as possible. In doing what YOU GUYS did, you let John see us as a finely tuned, cohesive group of professionals who were anxious to have our story told. I think what peaked John's interest was that we, as Missileers were similar in thought process and values to our flying counterparts....except without the sexy ride. I don't think there are too many groups of professionals in that particular box. I have seen some of the stuff you have graciously donated to "The Mollison Aerospace Museum and Wine Bar". Although I may be closer than most, I think John considers us all his friends. Before I moved from Sioux Falls to Chicago, John and I had talked about going to an Annual Missile Reunion....perhaps it is time to start pushing that button again. For whatever reason, John finds us fascinating...at least fascinating enough to be inspired by what we do to keep drawing Missiles.
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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby MajorG1000 on Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:35 pm

Silo,

If there is any way you could post a snapshot of the print in here, I think all of us would like to see it.

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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby silo warrior on Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:38 pm

MajorG1000 wrote:Silo,

If there is any way you could post a snapshot of the print in here, I think all of us would like to see it.

Groman


Bob, as soon as get them from the frame shop I will post pictures

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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby MajorG1000 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:44 pm

Very cool, Silo.
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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby MajorG1000 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:42 pm

Silo:

All I can say is "WOW"! John asked me to review a couple of his more recent pieces and the blogs that went with them about an hour ago. One of them was "Luck and Stuff". What a great story. Of course no one will ever quite know exactly what happened that day in the skies over Europe. John's rendering of what might have happened are accurate and ring true. It's a large part of what makes him my friend...his truthfulness. Maybe it's because I am getting older. Maybe it's because I have seen so much of man's inhumanity to man...I teared up when I read the story.
What a great way for you to have honored the memory of "Uncle Jimmy". Thank you for sharing it with all of us, Silo.

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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby silo warrior on Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:15 am

Bob,
John far exceeded our expectations he is a fantastic artist and what more is he really cares about the stories that go with the art work. He has done Luck and Stuff and her crew proud. The family greatly appreciates all the extra work John has put in on this. My father in law was also a B 24 gunner but was in the Pacific theater he made it thru the war ok. After the war he went back to school and went back in the Air Force he retired as a Lt. Col. No more flying he said his flying days were over. He flew on B24 named Sho Sho Baby who knows there may be another B 24 in Johns future.

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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby MajorG1000 on Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:27 am

Silo,

When the time is right, you will do your Father-In-Law's plane. What's really neat about the Pacific Theatre Planes is how different they are from the European Theatre Bombers. If you noticed in the movie "Unbroken" the rear turret on their B-24D's was not there, just a perch with a pair of .50's on a mount. They also did away with the Ball Turret early on...with mile upon mile of unending ocean, extra weight meant life or death to the Pacific Bomber Crews. Add to that, America's first priority was winning the war in Europe, and the Army Air Forces were often last in line for the leading edge equipment. (The Navy was as well, until the US cranked up her industrial capacity...and Roosevelt, having been Secretary of the Navy had a real soft spot in his heart for them.) I look forward to seeing Sho Sho Baby at some time in the future. Even though I have seen it, please post a picture of Luck and Stuff for everyone else.
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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby silo warrior on Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:41 am

Here is a picture of "Luck and Stuff" we have not got it framed yet. Also a picture of the Titan II print . John did a fantastic job on both of them. The date on " Luck and Stuff " is the date that she was lost on a mission to Berlin the flight engineer the ball turret gunner and the tail gunner were killed. The remaining seven crew members bailed out and were captured and spent the rest of the war as POWs.

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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:27 pm

Very fine! John does great work.
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Re: It's crass but you asked.

Postby MajorG1000 on Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:23 am

Both of them are just beautiful. There is something about being represented in a piece of art that makes something "more" than just the average run of the mill stuff we face every day. People are drawn to art, and when people are drawn to something, they ask questions.
They look great, Silo. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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