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Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Paintings of Naval Aviation
In this dramatic presentation of a sea-sky battle, a Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber, bomb bay doors open, leaves death in its wake.


Due to a significant move of our collection and staff throughout February and March,

replies for information or loan requests will be delayed possibly up to six months. 


The Navy Art Collection collects, documents, preserves and exhibits art that is significant to the history of the Navy for both the public and service personnel. This includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, and engravings consisting of naval ships, personnel, and actions from all eras of U.S. naval history. Highlights include the Combat Art Program, which feature events from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom. You can contact a staff member of the Navy Art Collection at 805 Kidder Breese St, SE, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., 2037-5060, by telephone at (202) 433-3815 or via e-mail at