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Marine Airman

Portrait of a Marine pilot in front of his plane
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Kerr Eby; 1944; Framed Dimensions 31H X 25W
Accession #: 88-159-DX as a Gift of Abbot Laboratories
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A Marine fighter pilot stands by his plane, having just returned from lending air support to men of the assault waves at Cape Gloucester, New Britain. He and many like him showed amazing courage and grim determination in strafing the Japanese while their buddies fought doggedly on the beach.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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