Radio Press News featuring Frank

Cover of the USS LaVallette's Radio Press News, February 24, 1944 "My Gawd Frank! What are you doing in there?"

During World War II on the USS LaVallette, “Frank” would be tracking targets on the round screen of the PPI scope in the Radar Room, identifying incoming planes. Television was not available in 1944. Based on this cartoon, George was way ahead of his time!

Everyone was encouraged to buy bonds to finance the war. Typed on the bottom of this February 24, 1944 cover, crew members Berg, Palmer, Dickenson, Pritchett, Shedd and Johnson were all recognized for being “yesterday’s bond buyers.”

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4 Responses to Radio Press News featuring Frank

  1. Marie says:

    Happy 90th birthday, George!!! Thanks for capturing all the picture using whatever you could find. I appreciated the picture with you in it, paintbrush in hand.

    Here’s to many more happy creative days for you and yours!

  2. Devin says:

    Happy happy birthday George! What a wonderful collection of drawings and paintings you have! I’m sure you’re glad that ship life is in the past! Have a wonderful birthday.

    Aloha, Devin

  3. Marko says:

    happy birthday George 🙂

  4. That’s a great comic! Reminds me of my early, early days on the internet over a 2400 baud modem!

    George, Thank you SO MUCH for your service to our country. No one will ever know all of the things that you did, or ever be able to fully appreciate them the way they would if they were standing right there with you. So if you can think of something that no one ever said “thank you” for, please remember what you did, and imagine that I was right there saying

    THANK YOU!!!

    Happy Birthday, George!

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