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So I had a chance to visit an old building that is still in use at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Back during WWII it was used as a mess hall for German POW's. The prisoners (many of which were artists before the war) asked and received permission to paint murals of "fanciful creatures from German folklore" (aka Demons from Hell) on some of the walls in the chow hall. Most of the murals were eliminated during a refurbishment of the facility in the early 1950's, but the base commander ordered that one wall be preserved as a unique piece of history. I am told that in addition to the remaining Demon murals, the Devil himself still adorns a wall in a part of the building that is no longer accessed. Perhaps one of the artists went on to produce some of those pre-code Horror comics? Or maybe a pre-code comic artist had a chance to view these while on active duty? Who knows......

These are quite impressive up close, the ceiling is like 12 feet high or thereabouts.

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