This beautiful book, which contains plenty of paintings ( made by W.T. " Tony " Weddell or Weddel ) and detailed texts, shows 47 famous warplanes in action during the Second World War.
||26 x 21 x 1 cm
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||Très bon état
||Glenn B. Bavousett
||ARCO PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.
If a painting is worth a thousand words, the author gives us thirty - six thousand words - as a starter. Here, put into vivid colours and placed on canvas by the deft brush of ’ Tony ’ Weddell ( or Weddel ), are scenes of World War II aerial combat - combat that brings back memories slowly into oblivion for many of us who took part in it. For those too young to remember, or yet unborn, the paintings are priceless portrayals of engagements fought in a btter conflict. Through extensive research, attention to detail of battle engagement and airborne equipment, and participant or witness verification, the paintings and their story lines become historical documents that will be cherished more and more as the World War II years fade from living memory.
Excerpt of the foreword by
Colonel Hubert ’ Hub ’ Zemke, U.S.A.F. ( Retired )
Commander, 56th and 479th Fighter Groups during portions of WW II.
Glenn B. Bavousett ( 1926 - 1991 ) was born in Fort Worth ( Texas, United States ). He always had a yearning to fly, but when he joined the Navy during the Second World War ( at the age of seventeen ), he found that they needed radarmen more than aerial radiomen - gunners, which he wanted to be. He saw most of the Pacific battle sites, including D - Day landings during the invasions of Leyte and Linguyen Gulf in the Philippines and at Okinawa.
After the war, he volunteered for the atomic tests at Bikini, and was a supervisor aboard one of the observation ships. After the tests, Glenn B. Bavousett returned to Texas, married, and began a family. Then, he took part in the Korean War aboard the cruiser Rochester, and saw action along the east coast of Korea. Afterwards, he returned to the United States and was then transferred to destroyer duty. When his tour was up he again returned to Texas, this time to stay with his wife and their three sons. He entered art school, where it was discovered he had an especial talent for mechanical subjects.
Glenn B. Bavousett became a technical illustrator for Consolidated Aircraft ( now General Dynamics ) and, later, Bell Helicopter. Soon after, he started a technical publication business that assisted the aircraft and electronics industry in preparing technical literature for their customers. In 1971 he retired to do something that had been building up inside him for some time - the creation of a gallery of oil paintings of the Second World War aircraft in combat.
Glenn B. Bavousett had published the two following books as well : Combat aircraft of World War Two ( 1989 ) and World War II aircraft in combat, 43 famous warplanes depicted in raging conflict ( 1976 ).
( sources : Find A Grave, amazon, WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT IN COMBAT, 43 FAMOUS WARPLANES DEPICTED IN RAGING CONFLICT )