About Us


Howard Miner was a student at a small Midwestern college when the War broke out.
His journey through training and tours of duty as a PBY pilot in the South Pacific are
skillfully captured in his art and narratives, framing a wartime drama with a personal
coming of age story. This memoir has been reconstructed from a small library of
unpublished artwork, journal entries, and writing, providing an enjoyable behind the
scenes look at the Navy Black Cats. The descriptive verse from the artist’s viewpoint
gives us a creatively told and intriguing portrayal of WWII’s Pacific Theater.