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"...And Keep Your Powder Dry"

A man is swiming in a pool carrying a rifle
Description: Painting, Oil; by Don Freeman; 1943; Framed Dimensions 37H X 43W
Accession #: 88-159-EI as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Part of the training of naval aviation cadets is learning to meet every eventuality of war. A primary lesson for all fighting men is to keep their weapons in fighting condition. A little point in keeping a dummy rifle out of the water is practiced by a cadet, although the rifle could be any piece of equipment. Training such as this likewise is intended to make swimming more difficult for the cadet, his physical condition better.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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