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Coming Aboard

Cadet’s practice climbing up a cargo net from a rubber boat
Description: Painting, Oil; by Don Freeman; C. 1943; Framed Dimensions 33H X 35W
Accession #: 88-159-EK as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Navigating an inflated rubber life raft and climbing the landing net on a ship's side are not as simple as they may seem. For one thing, excellent physical conditioning is desirable. For another, it takes familiarity with raft and net to do it properly. These Navy aviation cadets go through their paces in a pool before the critical eye of an instructor. Note cadet in water keeping the raft on even balance as a shipmate starts up the netting.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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