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A damaged plane on the tarmac
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by William F. Draper; 1942; Framed Dimensions 20H X 24W
Accession #: 88-189-P
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The violent force of a typical Aleutian storm is demonstrated by this PBY thrown on its back, broken and helpless. The plane had been doubly secured against the coming storm, and even weighted down with oil drums. The Aleutian campaign was as much a battle against the elements as against the enemy.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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