Geroges Schreiber (1904 -1977)

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Title:
Fire away! Buy Extra Bonds
Size:
28" x 20"
Medium:
Lithograph
Price:
$775
INV. #:
10531
 
ORIGINAL VINTAGE WWII POSTER FIRE AWAY - BUY EXTRA BONDS BY GEORGES SCHREIBER 1944 SUBMARINE

Original World War 2 Fire Away! Buy Extra Bonds. Linen backed. Color poster of two sailors on a Navy ship at sea. One sailor is using a search light and the other is looking through binoculars. The sailors wear blue jackets and knitted "watch caps". A U.S. flag can be seen on the ship deck below.
"In memory, U.S.S. Dorado"--At upper left corner of picture.
Logo near bottom of poster: "5th 'V' War Loan".

Georges Schreiber (1904-1977) commemorates the sinking of the USS Dorado submarine in this 1944 War Bonds poster entitled,Fire Away,for the Fifth War Loan. Schreiber sailed aboard the ship in the summer of 1943 and had a personal connection to the tragedy. USS Dorado (SS-248) was a Gato-class submarine. Her keel was laid down on 27 August 1942 by the Electric Boat Company of Groton,Connecticut and was commissioned on 28 August 1943 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Earle Caffrey Schneider. The USS Dorado sailed for the Panama Canal for use in the East Asia war effort. The submarine was sunk off the coast of Cuba due to a minefield left by a German-Nazi U Boat. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction.

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1944-O-581636"

"WFD 908-A"