IMAGES OF (and by) ERNEST K. GANN
All images provided by Gann's daughter, Polly Gann Wrench.
Gann as a member of the Air Transport Command, during WW-II.
Portrait of Gann taken in the brief period during which he flew as a Captain with Matson Airlines.
Gann in the rigging of his brigantine, Albatros
. His daughter quotes him as follows: You
live with a ship a few years and cuss her enough and all of a sudden one day you wake
up and discover you're in love.
Gann in a Great Lakes Trainer, biplane, when he was 25.
A Gann painting titled First Bite
shows a primitive
which was used by the British early
in WW-I. It is shown under attack by an unseen enemy. The diagonal line represents a stream of tracer bullets.
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