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Naval aviation cadet prepares for his first flight
Description: Drawing, Pen and Ink; By Joseph Hirsch; C.1943; Framed Dimensions 24H X 21W
Accession #: 88-159-FR as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The pull of parachute straps, the feel of helmet and goggles, the roar of airplane engines--these are combined to thrill the naval aviation cadet as he walks to the line for his first flight. Unsure but eager, he embarks on the long road which one day will bring him Navy Wings of Gold, and which eventually will lead him aloft from a carrier deck in the relentless stalking down of the Japanese.

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