In February 1940 Dodd was invited to make twelve drawings of munition factory subjects for the Ministry of Supply, at 25 guineas each. Over the next months he worked at Enfield, Nottingham, Chorley, Birtley (Newcastle) and Durham making these drawings.
In October 1940 he submitted IWM:ART LD 485, an aerial battle picture, which was purchased.
However, subsequent relations with Dodd were marred by discontent with the remuneration and expenses offered by the Committee. He declined the terms on which a portrait of a Coventry councillor was offered, although he later accepted commissions for portraits of Wing Commander Hodsall (IWM:ART LD 1346) (discussed at 103-113) among others. As a result of Dodd's complaints about the remuneration in connection with his last portraits, the Committee agreed to raise the fees for portraits to 50 guineas for a head and 75 for full length. However at this point the correspondence tails off into confusion.
Other correspondence concerns photographic requests. The final items, of post-war correspondence, concern a drawing or print by Dodd which was found by the British Institute of Adult Education and returned to Dodd via the IWM.