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“My graphic voice...was destined to continue to find expression through personal work, often in illustrations satirizing army life.” (Memoir, page 18)

   Sidney D. White
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Sidney White, Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia [1943]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 930th Aviation Engineers
Service Location: Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Lexington, Kentucky; Gower Field, Boise, Idaho; Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington; North Africa; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater
Rank: Sergeant
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Eighteen-year-old Army private Sid White caught a big break early in his service career when he was assigned to a topographical drawing class at the University of Kentucky. White got to poke fun at some of the absurdities of GI life in illustrating instruction manuals, before he wound up in a unit of engineers building runways for B-29s in the China-Burma-India Theater. There, his artwork took a more serious turn when he executed designs for modifying aircraft and command quarters. His sketches from his travels through Northern Africa and in India and Burma complement the forthright memoir of a man who admits he never fired a shot in World War II.

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»Photo Album (14 photos)
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 Memoirs
»Army Years, 1943-1946: Reflecting on life-shaping events and episodes in my life
 Personal Correspondence
»Letter and sketch addressed to "Folks" [May 29, 1945]
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