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Navy ground crew looks at airplanes flying overhead
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; Framed Dimensions 43H X 51W
Accession #: 88-159-ET as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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There are no severer critics of squadron performance than men who constitute Navy ground crews. When performance is high, it is the ground crew which exudes self-satisfaction. This trio of navy machinist's mates put on expressions of pleased smugness as they critically observe fighter squadrons wheel aloft in formation. Their job is done; every engine purrs like a cat.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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