A native of Babylon, Long Island, Coast Guard combat artist Chief Hunter Wood received his training at the New York Merchant Marine Academy. He, then, served aboard the training ship Newport. Upon the onset of World War II, Wood enlisted with the Coast Guard Cutter Active division, which was on anti-submarine duty off the Atlantic Coast. He was later transferred to the Coast Guard transport ship Chase, which participated in the North African invasion. Wood also aided in the rescue of survivors of the torpedoed American transport ship Leedstown.
This 67+ year old Item is rated Near Mint. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.
This piece was illustrated by Wood, Hunter. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Bombing, Explosions, Explosives, Warplanes, Enemy Axis Powers, Military, Armed Forces, Aviation, Airplanes, Navy Ships, Naval, War Attacks