Friday, August 31, 2018

Fogg in the Cockpit review

June 17, 2018 review of Fogg in the Cockpit posted on  Amazon (thank you!):

"An excellent book for those interested in WWII history from the perspective of a veteran who experienced it firsthand. Initially takes a little getting used to the brief snatches of the "this was today" format of reading someone’s diary as opposed to the continuous narrative of the books we are used to, but it's worth the adjustment. Each day's emotional ups and downs of combat and "living on the edge" are intertwined with the role of the individual fighter pilot in the bigger picture of the teamwork it takes to win a war and preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank you to all who serve." ~ eliphalet

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Manifest Spirit

We are pleased to announce the release of:
A Manifest Spirit, The 359th Fighter Group 1943-1945

Relying not on recollections rendered imprecise by the passage of time, or secondhand reports which inevitably lose context, A Manifest Spirit instead presents observations from the group historian, base chaplain, and the fighter pilots themselves, recorded as they occurred during the conflict. The complex operation of a wartime fighter base, the deep satisfaction of a successful mission, and the heartbreak of waiting for pilots that never returned, are presented with the clarity that can only come from contemporaneous reports.

A Manifest Spirit is a tribute to the officers that gave the 359th Fighter Group its organization and direction, the enlisted men who made it work, and above all the pilots, 121 of whom made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of freedom.

Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other on-line retailers.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Rauner Special Collections Library - Fogg and Steam

We hope you'll enjoy this link to the Rauner Special Collections Library essay about Howard Fogg, posted on April 7th, 2017, which would have been Howard's 100th birthday.

Rauner Special Collections Library - Fogg and Steam

"We owe the title of our post today to a book of the same name written by Frank Clodfelter in 1978 about the railroad artwork of Howard Fogg, Class of 1938. Fogg was born one hundred years ago today on April 7th, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York..."

Monday, June 6, 2016

6 June 1944

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Order of the Day, 6 June 1944:

"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces:

“You will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

“Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

“But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940 and 1941.

“The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeat in open battle man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground.

“Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.

“The tide has turned.

“The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle.

“We will accept nothing less than full victory.

“Good luck, and let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

P-51B/C Mustang with D-Day stripes at East Wretham Airfield. Photo courtesy of Elsie Palicka, wife of Ed Palicka, 370th Fighter Squadron Photographer: Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rocky Mountain Railroad Club

We're putting the finishing touches on a new presentation for the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club.  On February 16, 2016 we'll talk about Howard Fogg's art career and his service with the 359th Fighter Group during WWII. 

Oh, and we'll share one of Howard's elusive recordings from his Talking Giants album!

Railroad Club meetings are held at:

Christ Episcopal Church
2950 South University
Denver, CO

See you there!

You can learn more about the club at:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Howard Fogg on Wikipedia

The Howard Fogg page on Wikipedia has been refined and we've added two examples of his artwork.  Hope you'll stop by!

Margot and Howard Fogg.
1990 photo by Richard Fogg.