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Supplies are Landed

Supplies are unload from a landing craft
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by James Turnbull; 1945; Framed Dimensions 28H X 36W
Accession #: 88-159-KE as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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African-American troops unloading an LCM (Landing Craft Mechanized). Supplies must come ashore in this manner until permanent docking facilities can be wrested from the enemy. It is backbreaking work at terrifically long hours and when the beach is under mortar or artillery fire can be very dangerous. The LCVP at the right was broached by the high waves and the coxswain is trying to get it righted before it is pounded to pieces.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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