Moments with John Ross - "Photo Recon Pilots"
"Fighter pilots win battles. Photo pilots win wars." - John Ross, the subject of an animated feature we have in development at Worker Studio Animation. You can check out more moments with John - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2abGlUwUiV2rGAHMakchbA www.johnrossamerican.com #worldwar2 #pilots #WWII
Many of us have enjoyed Barry Kooser's 30 Minute Daily Spitpaints, but this one holds a special place in our imagination. Today's theme was Pilot Ejection - and Barry took inspiration from "John Ross: American," a Worker Studio original property in development. This amazing true story is about a WWII photo-recon pilot of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. John was shot down 3 times on the 96 missions he flew and survived every one.
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The Cologne cathedral stands tall amidst the ruins of the city after allied bombings, 1944 - While we're not exactly sure if this is the exact photo, John H. Ross did fly a reconnaissance mission to survey the destruction, and took notable shots of the cathedral, which were some of the closest recon photos taken. - http://www.worker-studio.com/john-ross-american.html#.Uvv33P09FG4
Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' an inspiration for American animation studios, such as Worker Studio, and development of the animated documentary "John Ross: American," about the recently deceased, World War II photo reconnaissance pilot. http://voices.yahoo.com/miyazakis-wind-rises-ignites-debate-japanese-box-12282476.html?cat=37