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Beachcomber, Navy Style

Crew awaits seaplane on shore
Description: Drawing, Charcoal; by Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; Unframed Dimensions 23H X 14W
Accession #: 88-159-FD as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Clad in rubber suit, this member of a Navy seaplane beaching crew sits and meditates while awaiting a call to action. The beaching crew must wade into the water at seaplane beaching ramps and attach lines and beaching gear necessary to haul flying boats onto the ramp.

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