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Scouts and Raiders

Sailors in small rubber boats drag them over an obstacle
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Carlos Lopez; C. 1943; Framed Dimensions 29H X 44W
Accession #: 88-159-HD as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Commandos of the Navy, they leave a transport, submarine, or invasion craft in their black rubber boats at night on reconnaissance, scout, or demolition missions against enemy held shores. Their faces and hands painted black for night operations, and now called officially Amphibious Scouts by the Navy, they specialize in rugged finesse. Here they go up and over some rock jetties. 

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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