Eva Mirabal drawing her first G.I. Gertie cartoon, 1944. Photograph by AAF Air Service Command. This photo was published in the July 1944 issue of New Mexico Magazine in a full-page spread titled “G.I. Gertie.” The caption reads: “Pfc. Eva Mirabal’s first assignment was to draw a comic strip for WAC publications.” Courtesy collection of Coming/Gomez.