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Aleutian Landing (Beaching a Landing Boat)

Landing craft being unloaded on a beach
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by William F. Draper; 1942; Framed Dimensions 20H X 24W
Accession #: 88-189-AN
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After the initial landing, jeep and tank lighters gradually unload the cargo ship. Here, while men hold the boat form beaching broadside in the rough surf, a previously unloaded "cat" tractor approaches to haul supplies ashore. In the leaden January sky, an ever-present, ever-vigilant PBY patrols the gloomy region for enemy craft.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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