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Coming Aboard

Officer watching from the island as planes land on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by Lawrence Beall-Smith; 1943; Framed Dimensions 29H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-JZ as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Back from patrol, Navy Dauntless scout bombers make their landing circle and come in on the broad flight deck of an aircraft carrier. From the "bird cage" on the island, where the white flying flag is hoisted, the Air Control Officer, and the Group Commander observe operations. On deck, handling crews sprint forward to take charge of each returning plane, spot it forward and start servicing. Off the port beam an escorting destroyer rushes about busily in screening operations.

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