Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Boulder Rotary Club Newsletter Excerpt


BOULDER ROTARY'S CybeRIB
April 27, 2012
Boulder Rotary's web site is http://www.BoulderRotary.org

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FOGGY, I REMEMBER YOU WELL

Many of our long time club members have the fondest memories of the late Howard Fogg, who for many years was a regular presence at our meetings. Foggy was a premier graphic artist, specializing in more than lifelike portraits of steam locomotives and the trains they pulled behind. Yes, portraits: his paintings were more than simply pictures. You can see several of them firsthand on permanent display at the Leanin' Tree Museum in Gunbarrel - it's worth a special trip.

Foggy didn't make a fuss about what he had done before coming to Boulder and setting up his studio. So many will not know until now that during World War II Captain Howard Fogg was assigned to the 359th Fighter Group and flew 76 combat missions in P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs between October 1943 to September 1944.

Foggy's son Richard and daughter-in-law Janet have published a book about those WWII years. It's titled "Fogg in the Cockpit." The book is based on a diary Foggy kept, supplemented by other contemporaneous materials from official sources. It's illustrated with some two dozen color plates of Howard's paintings.

You can obtain the book through your regular bookseller, or on line through Amazon or Barnes and Noble. But first take a look at the webblog page Richard and Janet have developed to tell the story of the book. And, by the way, there are links on the web page that will take you to several on-line booksellers, just to make it easier. Here's the link to Fogg in the Cockpit: http://fogginthecockpit.blogspot.com/

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The CybeRIB is compiled by Ted Manning from information and reports provided by many...

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The club Web site, http://www.BoulderRotary.org contains information for club members and visitors.

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