John Edward Costigan (1888-1972)
"War Dog Battalion" 1944
18" x 23 1/2" gouache & tempera
signed lower right "Costigan"
The Blue Book Magazine, July 1944.
The painting depicts a nocturnal embarkation of a unit of the
U.S. Army's famed "War Dog" units from a submarine
in the Pacific theatre during WWII. There is a German shepherd
as well as a Doberman, shown with their handlers.