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AMERICA'S SILENT SERVICE - ON ETERNAL PATROL "Sailor Rest Your Oar and Be At Peace"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Funny cartoons of life aboard the USS Darter

These amusing little cartoons were drawn by a friend of Hugh Siegel, no doubt a fellow crewmember.  They illustrate the cramped commotion of life aboard his submarine, taking after the caricature style of the Army cartoons of Bill Mauldin and, of course, Popeye the Sailorman.  I cannot read the tiny signature on these drawings, the last name appears to be "Gebhardt", but they all seem to be by the same person.  These images also appear as illustrations in the book Cruisers For Breakfast: War Patrols of the USS Darter and USS Dace by John G. Mansfield, which my grandfather helped to research.  Sorry about the quality, these were scanned from poor photocopies, as apparently my grandpa didn't have the originals.  I did try to clean them up a little bit when I made the scans.

"Battle Surface"




"Psst....Sir..."

"Enemy Sighted! Battle Stations!"




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