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An Original Work Drawn in 1947 by WWII Glider Pilot Dale Oliver

Copyright 1947 - 2004 by Dale Oliver


This page is dedicated to the memory of Dale Oliver, a wonderfully friendly, kind, and gifted man whose artwork depicting glider operations in World War II is on display in military museums in the United States and in Europe.

Reproduced with the permission of Dale Oliver, a talented artist who returned from his WWII Glider Pilot service to resume his career as an animator with Walt Disney® Studios.  Some of the productions on which Mr. Oliver worked are listed at the bottom of this page.  


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Note:  The image immediately above (Glider Pilots laying in the post-landing wreckage of their glider) has appeared in other publications and on the web in slightly modified form.  This is the original.  Copyright 1947 - 2004 by Dale Oliver .

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More on Dale Oliver

Following his service in WWII that included flying his glider into Normandy on D-Day, Mr. Oliver had a long and active career as a Disney® animator.  His artistic credits includes work on the following Disney® motion picture and television productions:

"The Fox and the Hound"    "Robin Hood"    "Peter Pan"    "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too"

 "The Rescuers Down Under"    "101 Dalmatians"    "Sleeping Beauty"

Mr. Oliver also created original combat art featuring glider operations in WWII.  Some of this combat art is on display at the Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas, and in a special exhibit at the Wings of Liberation Museum, Sonseweg 39, 5681 BH Best, The Netherlands - Tel 0499-329722 - E-mail -Fax 0499-329930.

All of the thirteen images immediately above are the copyrighted personal property of Mr. Dale Oliver's estate.  Anyone wishing to download any of these images must first obtain permission by emailing the website owner who will relay the request to the holder of the copyright.


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