U.S. Aviation Engineer complete the construction of an advanced airstrip while a Douglas Havocs land on the light bomber runway

Description

Abstract:
Original watercolor, signed and dated by Stevenson, of Advanced Air Strip Construction, Fighter Bomber Base Field No. A-94. Notation on back: "U.S. Airstrip Engineer complete the construction of an advanced airstrip while a Douglas Havocs land on the light bomber runway. Construction of air fields close to enemy held territory meant more flying hours and efficient and immediate air action during operations. Airplane flying close to field with tractor on the ground on the right, and truck and soldiers in the left distance."
Notes:
Stevenson enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in July 1941. He was one of the original soldier-artists at Fort Belvoir, VA. before accepting a position as a war artist in May 1943. In 1944 he was in southern England covering the preparations for the Normandy invasion and later depicted war damage in France and Germany. Gift of the artist 1994.

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Citation

Stevenson, A. Brockie, "U.S. Aviation Engineer complete the construction of an advanced airstrip while a Douglas Havocs land on the light bomber runway" (1944). Prints, Drawings and Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:234938/

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