Ink drawing of a water craft labeled, "A motorboat made of P-38 fuel tanks."
Verso: "Spring 1945."
Maurice explained that the P-38 is aircraft with two fuselage (body of plane) with a seat between and one long wing. When an aircraft was no longer repairable it would be stripped for parts that could be reused or repurposed.
Ink drawing of two men near a water craft; one standing and the other squatting by the engine.
Maurice explained this was one of the put-put personal boats made from 50 gallon gasoline drums, from the old aircraft fuel tanks or from the fuselage. Most things were repurposed such as the gas tanks from aircraft. Showers were made with 50 gallons drums. They sliced them in half length wise and use them to brew alcohol beverages.