Art: By Popular Demand

Like many another collegian, Charles Ross Greening* had been diverted from his major study (art) at Washington State College to one of his minors (military science). He flew on the Tokyo raid with Doolittle, and was the man who invented the expendable 20¢ bombsight which Doolittle used instead of the secret (and invaluable) Norden. Afterwards, Greening flew 27 missions over Africa and Italy. After the 27th, in July 1943, he was shot down. He just missed parachuting into the crater of Vesuvius.

Instead, Greening landed in the Italian P.W. camp at Chieti, and there learned that art sometimes pays. For Greening it...

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